Day 9 – We’ve had an a-maize-ing time.

Our final day in Kabubbu and it was a joy to wake up to see the kids at the assembly, our last assembly. Today’s moral tale was ‘The Selfish Crocodile’, with Mr Richardson providing a masterclass in acting as the title character. We split off into groups as we have done the last few days-…

Day 8 – “Do you eat lizards?”

Another early start with the assembly which was not our greatest success. Clearly we were exhausted from the previous evening’s theatrical triumph. We performed “The Lost Sheep” with the guest star Geoff Booker as the shepherd whilst the sheep ran around stage in the background. It was another strenuous morning of agriculture and building which…

Day 7 – Bricks, bus rides and Bill Shakespeare.

Tuesday started with the regular assembly at the primary school. This morning’s moral tale was The Midas Touch, which concluded with several of the schoolchildren yanking on the arms of the frozen ‘statues’, trying to move them off the stage, to the giggles of the rest of the school (and us volunteers!) This morning’s project…

Day 6 – Building relationships

Back to a normal early rise and a 7:30am breakfast, we were planning for an action packed day ahead. At 9am sharp, the sixth formers were joined by the reinforcements of Sam Walley and Freddie Kuzemko. They were ready for another day at the building site still carrying the aches and pains of Friday’s tough…

Day 5 – Au revoir, mon petit cochon…

Today we started with a luxurious lie-in until 8:40! We awoke to a filling breakfast of porridge, omelette and, a new addition, pancakes. We then started to walk to Trust High School – the local secondary and the venue for Kabubbu’s church services. This was our first experience of Ugandan church and – wow –…

Day 4 – The Boy and his Pig

After a slightly later start than usual, the joyous news arrived to Jack Ruddock’s group that they could choose the pig they wanted for their development project. More on this beautiful friendship later… For the morning we ran an arts and crafts session with the children where they made animal face masks for the nursery…

Day 3 – Drumming and Dancing

Another early morning in Uganda, with breakfast at 7:30, signalled the start of a really busy and tiring day. Breakfast brought omelette, porridge and toast with a cooling cocktail juice to help our thirsty needs. Then we split up again to go our own ways. Four of the year 10 girls, who are current art…

Day 2 – A Warm Welcome

Today was our first full day in Uganda and we started it off with a delicious breakfast (at 7:30!!), followed by a joyful gathering at the Primary School. There was drumming, singing and then an embarrassing performance led by the worst acting company in the world; Charlie Moon, dressed in an origami wolf mask, raised…

Day 1 – The 23-hour journey

After the goodbyes, well-wishes and odd shedding of tears, we waved our goodbyes to families and loved ones to set off on our journey. At this point, we would like to say a huge thank you to Welcome Baptist Church and Andy for allowing us to use their minibus to transport our (46 items of!)…