The House Cup is definitely a highlight for all volunteers. Every week a different activity is chosen to challenge the children in Arts & Crafts, Public Speaking or Singing. The school is split into four houses; Sese, Kaka, Coola & Ketedromo. Throughout the short session every afternoon the volunteers encourage the creativity within the children to come up with a single project to focus on during the week.
This week we tackled Arts & Crafts and within the first 5 minutes the children’s competitive spirit began to show with enthusiastic chanting and much excitement. Our team chant was ‘SESE… WHAT’ (Coach Carter style!)
In team Sese we came up with the theme of friendship and culminated a highly elaborate plan of building a small house/friendship zone. With fears of not finishing by the end of the week the children pulled together and hurried to complete the tasks which we had given to them.
The end result was extremely satisfying as we finished with a friendship house decorated with flowers and words representing good friendship and anti-bullying slogans.
On judging day nerves and excitement were high for the children (and the volunteers!) as the headmaster decided on the winning project. After much deliberation and anticipation it was decided that team Sese were the winners and were ever closer to winning the overall house cup at the end of the Think Pacific expedition. Go team Sese!
by Chris & Lally