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Friday, 27 July 2012

Blog Day 5 Friday 27th
By Abby

Up at 7:30am after a well needed nights sleep, well rested and ready for another hectic but brilliant day here in Siyabuswa. The A team met for breakfast and readied themselves for another day of playtime with the junior school children and the third after school club meeting. The teachers went on their way for more time teaching the children at the high school. Rod and Rob met with Dr Hendrick to discuss our fun day (happening next Saturday) for the local youth. Finally Suzy, Helen, Eva and Jocey and others went out shopping for more supplies for us hungry team members before preparing for their craft session,

As yesterday, playing with the junior school children was absolutely incredible. The sheer joy seen on the children’s faces is so touching, even the simplest game of throwing and catching just makes their day. The children did not want to go back inside to their lessons as the A team, exhausted but happy, made their way back home.
After a busy but satisfying day teaching the teachers returned to support in the running of the after school club. This again was a huge success with yet more children turning up and groups averaging from 25-30, hard work for the A team leaders! A lot of fun nonetheless and another great experience. The craft session run by some of the B team ladies also went well but, as always, with different children came different challenges.

So, in conclusion it has been a tiring but very special day. I think I speak for the whole group when I say each one of us has been moved by something they’ve seen today and we all will take away so many memories that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

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