Rainy season doesn't stop the learning when it comes to our littlest learners at Infant School.
A welcome break in the downpour last week gave the children an opportunity to put on their raincoats and rainboots and investigate the big puddles on the playground.
Teachers added to their fun by dropping a little bit of washing liquid in the puddles, encouraging the children to see what happened. Many bubbles were made!
At the adventure playground area, the children challenged themselves to swing on the temporary rope swings (designed and installed by our very inventive children themselves!) and try not to fall into the sandy, bubbly puddle underneath.
As you will have seen in last week's news, our students from Secondary had a fantastic time in London on our Creative Arts trip. While they were there they kept a video diary of their adventures which has been expertly edited by our Media Prefect, Josephine.
Enjoy the following video of their adventures in England:
BISA Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department hosted training for MFL teachers from across the wider Braeburn Group. Here is a report from Madam Mella and Madam Tiana:
"The first edition of Modern Foreign Languages Inset for Braeburn teachers took place in Arusha on 23rd and 24th April. French teachers from Braeside, Garden Estate, Imani, Gitanga Road, Mombasa, Nanyuki and Arusha came together for a 10 hours inset training. The objective was to share practise and build future common language projects across our different schools. We invited the head of Alliance Française of Arusha to present our partnership and how we prepare the Delf exams in our school.
We shared our experiences on cross curricular projects with class teachers, the pen pal project with a French class in Year 6 and the content of our sessions for the 2018 French week competition. We offered the opportunity to observe a French event in Year 3 and differentiation in Key stage 2 towards the preparation of Delf exams.
It was a very successful work session with rich and diverse discussions, a first step towards a promising future collaboration."
A group of our Primary French students journeyed to Rwanda over the holidays. Enjoy the report from Madam Tiana!
“Les voyages forment la jeunesse” as the saying goes in French. Indeed travelling makes one grow and it surely applies to the Rwanda Cultural Trip. It was packed with new experiences and adventures.
History came to life when visiting the Royal Palace Museum in Nyanza and the gardens of the Kigali Memorial Museum. To be a pedestrian walking on actual sidewalks, crossing streets only at pedestrian crossings, not a single piece of trash to be seeing on the way, we heard about it all but it was really amazing to see it with our own eyes. Travelling around was very easy although the speed limitation at 40km per hour challenged our patience at times. It was amazing to visit the first East African solar plant in Rwamagana. We enjoyed the landscapes at Lake Muhazi as well as swimming amongst freshwater snails! In Bugesera hill we could relax while playing table football and taking a walk on a floating bridge made out of grass and bulrushes.
We spent the last afternoon with a group of students from Ecole Internationale de Kigali at KPL (Kigali Public Library).They spoke fluent French, English, Kinyarwanda and knew some Kiswahili! We read books, listened to a story and played video games together. We were not ready to come back, that says it all!"
It was exciting times for our Secondary students who journeyed to the UK for our Creative Arts trip. Their 10 days in London were filled with adventures including visiting the Natural History Museum, London Zoo, Olympic Park, Kensington Palace, and many visits to the theatre. They visited a school in England, spending the day with the students and experiencing every day life in their school. For many of the young people, it was their first time visiting the UK and they had a wonderful time.
Keep your eyes peeled next week for their video report of their trip!
Thank you to Mrs Rogers, Mr Magambo and Mrs Moshi for taking the students on such an adventure!