Day 11: Monday- we were into our second week! We were spending another day visiting various classes, joining in on their lessons. In the morning we attended another maths class with a grade eleven. They were doing higher level work and it was interesting to share different methods of working and learn new techniques. Their teacher, Andi, was brilliant at motivating the class and was really enthusiastic about his subject. He delivered the whole lesson in English; there wasn’t a word of isiZulu. It showed how difficult it must be for the learners to understand complex concepts in a second language. It’s hard enough for us!
After maths we were with Mama G, joining her in her Inspire-Aspire lessons. The learners did the homework Jill set for them on Friday-YEBO! It was really interesting to hear them delivering their talks.
We spent our afternoon in Miss McKenna’s classes. She was teaching healthy tourism to the learners and focussed particularly on Loch Lomond. We were learning about the advantages/ disadvantages that tourism brings to this area and we enjoyed talking to learners about the similarities with South Africa. During the classes we helped Miss McKenna give out maps of the area in Scotland and helped to explain a bit about the activities there. This proved to a learning experience for Amy too who, we discovered, has never been to Loch Lomond much to our surprise.
We spent the rest of the day and night relaxing after a busy day and a very busy weekend!