Saturday, 12 March 2011

Non-uniform Day

Just like in Wales, sometimes children in Lesotho have a non-uniform day to raise funds for the school. Last week, children could come dressed in their own clothes if they brought in 1 Maloti (about 10p) to help pay for the cost of sports day. Sports day will be held later this month. The children were very excited about the day and some even made their own accessories to wear.

Namoqaboko, a girl in Standard 5, said they had all dressed up “because we want to support our school. We are not paying school fees (primary school here is free to attend, but children have to pay to go to secondary school). I like wearing my own clothes and would like to be wearing private clothes every Friday”.

This week the school had an Ash Wednesday service to mark the start of Lent. Hoohlo Primary is an Anglican school, so the local Anglican vicar and her two deacons came to the school to take the service. Towards the end, everyone queued up to get the sign of the cross marked on their foreheads in ash.

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