The opportunity to work and play outdoors has long been an integral part of education here at BISA and so it should be, all the research points to huge benefits of spending time in the fresh air, engaged in lots of different activities.
So, you can imagine how delighted our younger members of the school were to find that Samweli Tom and his maintenance team have been very busy over the holidays. Not only have they worked alongside the talented design team of IBES (www.IBES.co.tz) to produce a brand new play area near Year 1, they continue to come up with new ideas and solutions for our much loved pirate ship.
Watch this space for more developments.
“Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.”
– Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
Our Secondary students experience the joys of cooking on a weekly basis. Year 7 and 8 enjoy cooking as part of their Design and Technology curriculum with students from Year 9 upwards who can take Food and Nutrition as a subject.
Additionally our Sixth Form students have the opportunity to learn how to cook on a budget to better prepare them for their next steps in university.
It is no exaggeration to say that cooking improves your life greatly. In the present fast-paced age, due to the easy means by which ready-to-eat food is available, people are neglecting to learn cooking as they find it no longer essential. Once you master this skill you’ll know its importance from the way your life style changes. Cooking helps you to attain qualities like confidence, creativity, good planning and organizational skills, and many more.
Towards the end of last term all Year 5 students, together with their teachers, enjoyed a 3 night 4 day camping in Karatu.
The trip was linked to what the children had been learning in their topic on The African Rift Valley and its tribes. It was also the Expedition assessment for their Junior Dragon Silver Level.
It was quite an exciting experience for the children as they got to bond with each other out of school; they enjoyed a game drive at the Manyara National Park, had a picnic lunch and got muddy at Lake Eyasi, visited the Hadzabe, Iraqw and Datoga villages and learned firsthand about their customs and culture.
Even the rains on the last night of the expedition could not dull the moment, as the children presented a fantastic talent show to crown the whole journey. We were all left yearning to see even more of the Rift Valley.