On Tuesday 2nd April nearly 100 Music Keys students performed for family and friends in our Kisongo Amphitheatre. Our Music Keys programme offers all children from, Year 4 to Year 7, the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
With daily time spent with a Secondary Music Mentor, the children learn that 20 minutes practise every day can soon lead to amazing results!
It was a delight to see the confidence in our young musicians and their delight at being able to perform for a packed audience.
Well done to all of you!
Our community tree planting day on Thursday 4th April was a great success. Students from Year 7 and 8 planted many trees at our school field. The students had an opportunity to learn how to plant the trees the correct way to ensure that no water is wasted and all water goes direct to the roots.
We would like to thank students for helping raise funds to buy trees during our 'Green Day', Arusha Rotary Club for helping us acquire the trees and Arusha branch of 'The Roots and Shoots Club by Dr. Jane Goodall' for donating the endangered indigenous trees and other species for the day.
We will continue to commit to planting trees to make a positive impact to the environment around us.
Derick Lawuo - Environmental Prefect
Our second Arts Evening of the year was a final chance for our Secondary students to perform their examination pieces to an audience before being assessed on them in the coming months. Needless to say, our students took on the challenge with their unique spark and flair.
With dance performances, devised pieces, monologues and short dramatic pieces, as well as art project presentations, it was wonderful to see the diverse and challenging ways in which our students demonstrated their artistic talents.
From Shakespeare to Alice Walker, there was a huge range of theatre on show with each student clearly understanding their role and the piece, even within deeply challenging subjects. Two of our art students presented their children's books, researched, written, illustrated, edited and published all within the past few months. Our talented dancers demonstrated their ever widening range of styles and skills, dancing devised pieces and showing how dance has changed through the years.
Congratulations to you all on your amazing artistic achievements over this year!
For the last two weeks, the children in FS1 at the Infant School have been focusing on volcanoes.Here's a report from Mrs Brown:
"We have drawn volcanoes, made volcanoes out of play dough and learnt about our closest volcanoes, Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro, as well as other volcanoes in the world. The children were fascinated that an island in the middle of the ocean was made up of 5 volcanoes and noticed the shadow under water that showed another volcano in the ocean. This inspired us to carry out our own experiment to look at what a volcano would look like as it was erupting.
We made ‘apple volcanoes' which the children loved! As bubbles came out of the top of the apple, Aboubacrine was quick to say that it looked like the other volcano we had made in class, whilst others in the class used ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ to express their amazement.
Children and adults both in school and at home have been very impressed by everything FS1 have shared about their learning throughout the last couple of weeks.
Well done FS1!"
After an amazing win for a well written annual report, the Young Enterprise Group has embarked on a new project: “A Whole Lotta Honey”. This new project will help attain the silver level in the competition.
The group hopes to raise money in order to buy tree seedlings to curb soil erosion in the Kisongo area. During the two weeks, we were able to design the logo that will not only be displayed on our honey jars but also around Braeburn School. We were also able to research the different methods to filter the natural honey we gratefully received from Mr. Lesso. The first filtration method that we came across was using a net sieve and pouring the honey onto a bucket and the second filtration method was using a common kitchen sieve to also filter the honey onto a bucket.
In the coming weeks, we hope to finish the filtration process, start bottling the honey and sell the honey to the Braeburn Community and hopefully outside it.
- Nempurrkel Sikar, Year 12W