Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Schools in Lesotho don’t have cleaners like schools in Wales. The children have to sweep their own classrooms at the end of the day. They do this with a broom made from moseha reeds.

Some children made their own brooms to sweep their classroom with. First they got some moseha reeds from the mountainside above the school. Then they split the reeds into piles – one pile for each broom.

Next they took a long piece of wool and began to wind the wool around the reeds, about a hand width from the end. Some children wove the wool in and out of the reeds to make a pattern on the broom.


Finally they fastened the end of the wool and the broom was complete. When the reeds have dried out they will turn brown and the broom will be ready to use.

1 comment:

  1. This actually reminds me of going to school in Guyana. We had to sweep our classrooms too! Our brooms were made of branches of the coconut tree though.