I was thrilled to be invited to sit in on Alfred’s first official lesson. There was a real sense of excitement but the children were incredibly well behaved.
The lesson started with Alfred welcoming them to their first class. Those that had been enrolled in the old school discussed the differences between their old school and the new school.
The children of Alfred’s P4 class filing into their new classroom for their first official lesson.
They talked about what they wanted in the future and each pupil agreed that they would only get there if they worked hard.
The children clap and whoop as Alfred enters the class carrying your messages (David and Esben in the front)
They listened intently to Alfred as he read out the messages I brought with me from the UK to welcome the children to their new school. They inspired lots of questions about the UK and the world as a whole.
Alfred reading out supporter messages from the UK.
I would like to think that everyone that contributed towards making this happen was there in the classroom in spirit.
I haven’t been able to write everything that was said down to share with you but we’ve captured lots of what has happened on film. I look forward to sharing these with you very soon.
Esben (left), David and class studying and comparing their messages.
There is a marked difference in the children’s outlook too, I noticed that already many of them have started talking about secondary school and even university - something that was inconceivable before now.
I can’t wait to see how they progress in their studies.
Home time – Children taking their messages home to share with their family
All photos: ActionAid