Pendock CE Primary School

Tanzanian Week 2013 

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After hearing about Mrs Evans' summer visit to our partnership school in Tanzania we decided to celebrate the partnership by holding a 'Tanzanian Week'.

Monday

The week began with the receipt of some letters from our link school Chamwino 'B' Primary. Many of the children had written letters to Class 2 pupils. They were carefully written and often beautifully illustrated. A comment heard more than once was, 'how good they are at drawing'.  The children had written about their school, families, hobbies and things that they are interested in.  An interest in football featured often, much to the delight of all the footballers in Class 2.

Class 2 pupils are planning to write letters in reply so that the children in Chamwino 'B' can learn a little more about them too.

 

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Class 1 decided to kick off the week by tackling some Tanzanian cooking. A cake, soup and drinks were just some of the recipes they tried out. They worked in groups, each group taking a different recipe. Careful reading was needed especially as the things they were cooking, and some of the ingredients, were unfamiliar.

 

 

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There was a lot of peeling, chopping, weighing and mixing to be done but the end results looked and smelt fantastic.

 

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Parents and friends also had a chance to sample the children's Tanzanian cooking.  Mrs Evans showed pictures of her latest visit to Chamwino 'B' Primary School and shared some of the ideas for furthering the partnership this year.

 

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Tuesday

Class 1 had the chance to taste the Tanzanian food they had cooked on Monday. Some liked it more than others! They discussed what they thought had been successful about their cooking and which recipes hadn't gone so well. They also thought about how the food was different to the food they are used to eating.

 

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Class 2 have started to plan their letters to the children at Chamwino 'B' Primary. Once they started to plan they realised how much news and information they had to share. They are hoping that the Tanzanian children find these letters as interesting as Class 2 found the ones they received.

 

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Wednesday

 

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When Mrs Evans was in Tanzania she asked the children she was teaching to draw what they could see when they looked through the school windows. She knew that once the children and adults at Pendock had looked at those pictures they would have a better understanding of what it is like at Chamwino 'B' school. It was decided that the whole of Pendock school would also share in this project. So each child chose a place near a window and drew what they could see through it. It made us all realise what a lovely school and grounds we have.

 

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Thursday

Last November when Peter and Salma from Chamwino 'B' school visited Pendock they stayed for part of their time with one of our school families. As a 'Thankyou' for their hospitality the children were both given some handmade Tanzanian clothes. They wore these to celebrate our Tanzanian week.

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