Sunday, 6 May 2012

Lebopo


As well as teaching at St Peter’s Primary School, part of my job in Lesotho is to help build up links between Welsh and Basotho schools, and to help Basotho children learn about Wales. This week, I visited Lebopo Primary school to meet the children there and tell them about the Lesotho-Wales link.

Lebopo is a village about 2 hours walk from Mokhotlong town (a very long way if you want to go shopping!). The school is quite small, and there are between 15 and 24 pupils in each class. Some classes share a classroom, like the 2 classes in this picture.

At the moment Lebopo don’t have a partner school in Wales, so they had lots of questions to ask me about life in our country. There were questions like ‘How long do you have to go to school for?’ ‘Do you use horses for transport?’ ‘Do people keep livestock in Wales?’ ‘Do you have mountains?’ We also looked at an atlas to see just how far apart the countries are and think about the ways we could travel from one to the other.

If you have any questions you would like to ask some children in Lesotho about their country, just post a comment on this blog. I’ll ask some of my students and repost their answers.

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