Kestrel Class Blog

August 31, 2016
by kestrel

September can’t come quick enough!

Hello Kestrels!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful break and I cannot wait to see you all in a week! There’s a lot to look forward to in Year 6 and I am sure we’re going to have a fantastic year.

I’d like to share with you what I have been doing over the break. This summer I went to Guyana (which is in South America) with a charity called LRTT. Guyana is a fantastic area however its resources, in terms of education, are very limited. I was lucky enough to teach Guyanese children in a summer school in Georgetown, the capital of the country. I worked with different classes for three days and focussed on teaching the solar system and Composition Writing (English).

After these three days the group then split into pairs of teachers and we delivered training to groups of Guyanese teachers for 4 days, we did this in both Georgetown and Lethem. This was a very rewarding experience and I learnt a lot when I was there, which you will soon come to find out about!

During my time in Guyana we also got the opportunity to go on a trip into the rainforest on two occasions and we climbed up to the top of Kaieteur Falls (the world’s widest single drop waterfall which was 741 feet tall!) Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 663 cubic metres per second (23,400 cubic feet per second).

I can’t wait to share more of my adventure with you and I have attached some photographs underneath.

If you have the chance, please bring in some pictures from your summer holiday or a special time that you have had!

See you soon,

Miss Tracey