THE BANDA SCHOOL NEWS

Year 5 at Olepolos

The Year 5's had an exciting start to the Senior School with an overnight camping trip in their first week, to Olepolos Country Club. We left on Thursday morning, with only an hour long drive out to Olepolos, to the South West of Nairobi. 

The children loved the playground area, especially the maze-like construction of slides and hide-aways. The afternoon was spent playing on this and putting up tents. The teachers were impressed with the children's tent constructing skills, they managed mostly independently and helped each other constructively. It was a lovely hot afternoon so we made good use of the pool, which also had a mini pool next to it, which was great for whirlpools!

The evening was spent playing some team games and doing some challenges as a class. After dinner, back in the tent area, the children took it in turns to tell stories in the dark before getting cosy in bed as it had got quite cold and windy.  

On Friday morning we had a warming cooked breakfast and hot chocolate and then took down camp. We then set off on a walk with our guide, we had some wonderful views across the Rift Valley and learnt about the flora and fauna of the area.

The children were exhausted by this point and the bus ride back to school was unusually quiet! 

Well done the Year 5's for your excellent behaviour on the trip and for a great start to the new year.

- S. HOCKEY

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