Thursday, by Tom and Lewis

Woke up this morning, a lot of us were very tired, but we had a good breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and cereals before setting off to Acholi

Morning lessons: We taught first in the larger / less able group, with the lesson being a travel themed literacy session. Group was quickly engaged through us teaching methods of travel and having them play the corner game – locating different methods of travel on the walls and acting them out. The other two groups maintained the travel theme throughout and both sessions ran smoothly

Lunch: This was very good as John went to supermarket and treated us to a selection of spring rolls, samosas, fruit, crisps and drinks

Afternoon: We had to change our lessons slightly due to a lack of resources and also a lower level of ability in our afternoon group. Although we improvised, the children were very engaged and particularly enjoyed the word hunt

Porridge time: we were treated to a live performance of a travelling band who were also dancing. This was very entertaining as it was a cultural style of performance

After: we then went to the field in the Acholi, and played sports games with the children. They really enjoyed this and had lots of fun. You could really see how much the children appreciated this

Tea: the tea was amazing, chicken with potatoes. We all enjoyed this and everything was eaten. We then reviewed the week so far as a group and shared what we feel we have gained from our experience

following tea there was a storm that lit up the night sky. Some of the group seemed particularly amused by this.

Woke up this morning, a lot of us were very tired, but we had a good breakfast of fresh fruit, toast and cereals before setting off to Acholi

Morning lessons: We taught first in the larger / less able group, with the lesson being a travel themed literacy session. Group was quickly engaged through us teaching methods of travel and having them play the corner game – locating different methods of travel on the walls and acting them out. The other two groups maintained the travel theme throughout and both sessions ran smoothly

Lunch: This was very good as John went to supermarket and treated us to a selection of spring rolls, samosas, fruit, crisps and drinks

Afternoon: We had to change our lessons slightly due to a lack of resources and also a lower level of ability in our afternoon group. Although we improvised, the children were very engaged and particularly enjoyed the word hunt

Porridge time: we were treated to a live performance of a travelling band who were also dancing. This was very entertaining as it was a cultural style of performance

After: we then went to the field in the Acholi, and played sports games with the children. They really enjoyed this and had lots of fun. You could really see how much the children appreciated this

Tea: the tea was amazing, chicken with potatoes. We all enjoyed this and everything was eaten. We then reviewed the week so far as a group and shared what we feel we have gained from our experience

following tea there was a storm that lit up the night sky. Some of the group seemed particularly amused by this.

17 Comments:

  1. Wow! Looks like you’ve had a great day today! The children look like they are loving all the activities (and so do you all!) The photos are making me so overwhelmed with pride! Love to you all and keep up the good work xx

  2. John & Gill Norris

    Fab to see you’re all working hard and enjoying yourselves. Its clear to see the children love you all being there. Keep the photos coming, I wish I wish as there too. I look forward to the days blog every night. See you soon Becci. Dad X

  3. John & Gill Norris

    Hi Becci & the AfriDACA team.
    Love the photos & catching up with everything you’ve been doing. You’re making a big difference & I hope you’re enjoying every second of it! The smiles on the children’s faces say it all.
    We are all packed & ready for home tomorrow though Jake is doing his best to stay!!
    Take care. Love you lots
    Mum xx

  4. Tired or not you are all doing an amazing job at Acholi. Once again it is a delight to view the photos and see all those smiling faces. The dance troup seems to have been awesome. Your reports are really good. Keep up the good work! Your parcel arrived Becci!! What a proud grandparent I am! Love to all GranJan. Xx

  5. Hi to you all xx your photos just get better and better ☺ Katie I bumped into your big brother tonight in the Indian and he is missing you. Keep up the good work guys and continue to reflect on your time over there. Lots of love Evie Wright from us all ????

  6. Hi everyone! Looks like you’re all enjoying yourselves. Keep up the good work, I know it gets tough some days but just remember how many people you’re helping. I’m incredibly jealous, seeing all these pictures of you all having a great time. Can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I was there! Katie, hope you’re having a great time, missing you loads! I’ve been ill all week with man flu, so sorry I haven’t commented before today. This also means I wasnt able to go to the gym, poor me ??. Harriet has come back up from Uni today to look after me!! Lucky her ?
    Katie it’s Haz! I miss you so much lil sis! I hope you’re having an amazing time you’re an amazing role model and you should be very proud of yourself! I’ll see you soon when I next come home! love you Kathryn! YASSSSSSS ?
    I hope you’re enjoying the food as much as I did, especially the fresh pineapple in the morning. I can’t wait to hear all the amazing stories you’re going to tell me. I am a very proud brother.

    Earny, is that Little Milton you have got a picture with, which has been posted on today’s blog?

    Enjoy the rest of your time you’re all doing an amazing job and everyone is so proud!! See you all soon! Xx

  7. Hi Libby and the team,
    The daily blog and photos you are posting are fantastic and we love reading them, you are doing an amazing job out there and making everyone back home so proud, what you are doing and seeing over there really does put our everyday life in perspective! Hope you are all having a fantastic time xxxxxx
    Lots of love Liz (Lib’s mum) xxxxxxx miss you lots Libby lI’ve olie xxxxx

  8. Hello all!!! ?
    Looks like you’ve all had another amazing day! Keep the photos coming, they are absolutely brilliant.
    It’s so good to see how much fun you’re having as well as the impact you are making to the Acholi children and their families.
    You should all be so proud of what you are achieving because we all are back in the UK.

    Love you so much Hannah and can’t wait to hear all about your venture when you return home next week. ❤ Xxxx

  9. Michelle and Graham Pedder

    Hi guys You are all amazing xx

  10. Hi Lewis and Tom
    Great blog yesterday and Amazing pictures! Looks like the children and you guys are all having fun! Great work team Daca, keep posting! Look forward to reading and seeing what you are achieving out there. Hope your all enjoying the great experience and looking forward to each day as it will soon pass. So proud of you Lewis!
    Lots of love
    Mum ✌??????

  11. Hi Lucy

    Looks like you are all having an amazing time, i’m so proud of you.

    Love mum

  12. Good blog Tom and DJ PARTS!!

    Looks like your having an awesome time out there! Some great pics and obviously some fantastic cultural experience!! Did you ‘get up n dance’ lads??

    🙂

  13. Some amazing pictures there-of course Katie has to jump in on Mr Earnshaw’s moment……typical!!
    Seriously though those childrens’ faces are a picture in themselves…….well done team!!
    Keep it up and enjoy.

    Will update you on the Man Utd score on Sunday Kate but don’t hold out much hope…..we have 1/2 a team as 2 are banned!!

    Xxx

  14. Hi to you all xx hope you are all excited about going to Mityana enjoy and keep safe. Missing you Evie it is sooooo quiet ??Grandad and Aunty Joan send their love to you and love the pics. Savour every moment love you lots xxxx

  15. Hi Becci, I’m really proud and impressed with the work you are all doing there, hope the second week is as successful as the first. Enjoyed seeing all the pictures. Lots of love from Grandma.x?

  16. Hey team DACA,
    Looks like you are having an incredible experience out in Uganda and making an impact on so many lives.
    Keep up the good work, enjoy every moment and look after Mr. Earnshaw!!
    Proud of you all.
    Team England xx

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