Bula! Something that I always looked forward to in each day on project was the trip to the school to lead the children’s sports sessions. For three weeks in Lawaki I taught netball with a few of the other volunteers, and I loved every minute of it. I can barely put it into words how amazing the children are. From shooting practice to passing drills to game play, I have never been around children so excited to run around, get involved, and with a willingness to learn all that they could. They had the perfect combination of enthusiasm and competitiveness. With every little bit of coaching, their natural talent shone through, and it was incredible to watch their progress and see their enjoyment of the game increase as the days went by. I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to coach, have fun and play with every single one of them.
As my mum is a netball coach, I was lucky enough to be able to bring along two sets of bibs that I was able to give to the school. I will never forget the farewell speech given by Miss Lo on our last day. She addressed my mum, and tried to express the gratitude she felt for this donation, and how much it meant to the school and the children, who could not afford any of their own. Therefore I want to say a huge thank you to the parents and girls of St Nicholas Primary School in Harpenden, who donated these bibs. They mean so much to the children of Daveta School. They will be used and loved every day, and I can safely say that they couldn’t have gone to a better home. Vinaka vaka levu and moce!