Wednesday, 18 March 2015

School Report: Seeing the law in action

 Upper primary students have been getting first hand knowledge of how the law works.
Teacher, Madam Neema, brings us this week's Happy House School Report:
Upper primary pupils have been learning about mahakamani, the law court system, in their Kiswahili lessons.
And to bring the lessons to life they went on a trip to Malindi Law Courts to witness the court in session.
The children were eager to see different people who work in the court 
They learnt about the system in Kenya whereby the highest court is the supreme court headed by the chief justice.
Taking the learning experience out of the classroom and into a practical surrounding resulted in a real enthusiasm as everyone was keen to learn more.
It also sparked an career interest, as some of our students , having seen the courts at work, expressed an interest in working there in the future.
 It really  motivated them to work hard so as to meet their goals in life. 

Birthday Bed Appeal

After five years of continuous use, many of our beds are the worse for wear, plus we have had a big influx of new arrivals, all needing beds.

It will cost £25 to build a wooden bed, and another £15 for a mattress.
Our Happy House joiner has already started making some from wood which has come from a couple of coconut trees we had to fell to make way for the secondary school.
That wood will soon run out and we will have to buy more, which gives us the £25 per frame..
The best of the old beds will be kept for the smaller children, but we would like to raise enough money to give each of the older children, who are now too big for narrow bunks,  a single bed of their own.
If you would like to make a birthday donation toward buying a bed please donate via JustGiving - mention bed appeal in your message.
If you prefer to send a cheque (payable to Happy House) post to Elizabeth Gomm at 6 Burwood Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8NS. Thank you.