Gerrards Cross Brownies experience rural life in Africa

Tricia Hayne and Adele Wilter, Volunteer African Coordinators, visited the Gerrards Cross Brownies Group, who had been busily preparing pencil cases for Project Pencil.

The girls discussed what they would do each morning at home before school and were asked to imagine waking up in a rural village in Africa. They did some role playing, acting out many aspects of traditional life, including collecting water from a well or stream, sweeping the floor at school, taking part in a school parade and inspection and attending 'chalk and talk' English and maths (shape recognition) lessons and crowding onto a school bus at the end of a school day. The talk finished by looking at how life in a village school in Africa might differ from their own school experience.