Last week we visited Abbiyi Addi Elementary School to help out in some English lessons with Gebrekidane, one of the English teachers who had attended Gareth’s English training weekend in November. He works with the grade 8 students and there appeared to be about six classes at this grade. After first looking around the resource room, where teacher make posters and models to use in their classrooms, we went and visited a number of classes. We played some games with a few of the classes and let everyone have their chance to ask us questions. Everyone was very pleased to see us!!
During the break we went over to see what some of the younger pupils were doing. They were dancing the local Awris dance – where a boy and girl dance around each other and then other boys and girls can come into the middle to replace them as the dance goes on. It is not so common to see dancing and singing in everyday life where we are so this was a lovely thing to see. We will have to go back another time and see some more of life in the elementary school.