Hey it’s ya gals Mollie and Joey here.
Sorry for no blog update yesterday emotions were very high being the middle of the trip and the end of the week coming peoples moods were low! In a nutshell we started our day early and headed to school for a day full of activities. We completed home visits which left the team in a whirlwind of emotions- we saw houses that broke the team and left everyone very fragile. I’ll leave the houses to be explained by the teams when they return home as no words on a blog can give the true effect. After youth club and dinner people headed for early nights on a hope to feel more energised and ready for our final day of teaching.
After yet another early wake up at 6amfor us and rice pudding for breakfast we set off for what we knew would be a challenging and emotional day. With emotions everywhere we knew in just a few hours we would be saying goodbye to children we have made huge bonds with on the last 4 days. We completed the journey to school singing along to music collecting a s**t load of kids on the way!!!
Arriving at school, The Boy Band, their director Joey and Mollie, their new lead singer were given the task to organise sports day for the children. Sports day underway and going extremely well, the children are becoming more and more competitive realising there are prizes for the winners. With sports day finished, it was time for us all as a team to decorate plain t-shirts with the children that were donated by Aliesha’s Brownies! As always like on other trips this activity goes down so well and it keeps the children occupied for a very long time. Over an hour had gone by and it was time to go to assembly for the children to show off their work, team chants and receive their medals and trophies from sports day.
After emotional speeches, gifts given out and singing complete it was time to say very very emotional goodbyes to the children who won’t be attending youth club. Tears flowing left, right and centre it was time to hop on the bus and drop the children off home! Back at butterfly space we tucked into some tomato pasta and then had a short time to relax/go into town and think about our emotional and life changing week before heading to youth club for a lot more chaos! Loom bands, sports games and drawings were completed before more presents and tears. Goodbyes were yet again very hard and made us all realise just how quickly this week has gone.
Everyone is now reminiscing on our rollercoaster of a journey and preparing for our final days before our very long journey home begins. Emotions are all over the place this evening and the reality of being home in 5 dayshave really started to make everyone wish our adventure would slow down- besides wanting to use a ‘normal toilet’ not a compost loo; we would happily stay here a lot lot longer!
Please keep the messages coming – positivity would be really appreciated by the whole team- especially while emotions are so high!
Thank you all for continuing to follow our journey and to everyone who helped us get here to make memories of a lifetime!
Lots of love – Mollie and Joey xxx
P.s. Just a little shout out to Aliesha’s Dad (Papa Smurf) whose birthday is today too!! She’s sending you birthday hugs! Xxx