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Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Everyone has been very busy at the start of term cleaning the school. We don’t have cleaners here and the children have to look after their own school environment. When we came back from the holidays in January the school grounds had become overgrown; so each class took turns clearing the weeds away.
The students have Agriculture lessons where they learn how to look after farm animals and grow their own food. They take care of the school grounds and the vegetable garden in these lessons.
Inside the school has to be kept clean too. After school each day, a few children stay behind to sweep the classroom floor with the old-style Basotho broom that is still used everywhere.