Monday, 17 June 2019

FAREWELL TO PRIMARY 6 STUDENTS

It's difficult for me to say goodbye to you, but it's time for you to fly away somewhere else. It's been a pleasure to teach you for the last two years. Keep in mind the good and positive teachings and forgive my faults.

Remember to enjoy learning. Don't waste your time. Think about what you want to be in the future and have a good time on the way. 

Remember the way is more or as important as the goal itself.

Don't worry too much. Work hard. Be kind and grateful for all the blessings you have.

Have an amazing and relaxing summer holidays wherever you are or go to.

Friday, 7 June 2019

WE LIVE IN A STRANGE WORLD

"We live in a strange world, where children must sacrifice their education in order to protest against the destruction of their future".

Sunday, 26 May 2019

AFROZ SHAH

Afroz Shah, a young Indian lawyer from Mumbai and his 84-year-old neighbor Harbansh Mathur, started cleaning up Versova Beach themselves, one piece of rubbish at a time (October 2015).

Every weekend since, Shah has inspired volunteers to join in (slum-dwellers, Bollywood stars, schoolchildren and politicians).

So far, the volunteers have collected over 4,000 tons from the 2.5 kilometre beach.

He vows to continue his beach clean-up crusade until people and their governments around the world change their approach to producing, using and discarding plastic and other products that wash up onto beaches all over the world.



Wednesday, 8 May 2019

WOMEN IN PIRACY

Piracy was mostly a male occupation, but a minority of pirates were women. On many ships, women were prohibited by the ship's contract. Because of the resistance to allowing women on board, many female pirates did no identify themselves as such.

Anne Bonny dressed and acted as a man while on Captain Calico Jack's ship. She and Mary Read are often identified as being unique.

Top 10 Women Pirates (read more...)

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

PETER TABICHI

"It's morning in Africa. The skies are clear. The day is young and there is a blank page waiting to be written. This is Africa's time" he said.



He's a science teacher from rural Kenya. He is a member of the Franciscan religious order and he won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Brother Peter has been praised for his achievements in a deprived school with crowded classes and few textbooks.

He wants pupils to see "science is the way to go" for their futures.

He gives away 80% of his pay to support pupils, at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, Nakuru.

His pupils are almost all from disadvantaged families. many are orphaned or have lost a parent.

The 36-year-old teacher wants to raise aspirations and to promote the cause of science, not just in Kenya but across Africa.

The lack of reliable internet connection means he has to travel to a cyber-cafe to download resources for his science lessons and many of the pupils walk more than four miles (6 km) on bad roads to reach the school. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS !

Here are some paintings from my students  (primary 5 and 6). They have been trying to be like Picasso and Van Gogh for a couple of lessons. These are some of the beautiful pictures they have painted before the Easter Holidays. Thank you all for your nice pictures and happiness while painting them.

HAPPY EASTER! ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS! HAVE FUN!






Thursday, 21 March 2019

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND (BOOK AND FILM)

William Kamkwamba  reveals that he will eventually (in the end) be successful in creating windmill that generates electricity. He begins by describing his childhood in rural Malawi, where magic is far more influential than science. William's father, Trywell has no time for magic. Trywell was a trader as a young man, rather than a farmer, and earned a reputation for drinking and fighting anyone. Trywell fell in love with Agnes, and later married her... Read more.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

SING FOR THE PLANET


Sing for the Climate Lyrics We need to wake up We need to wise up We need to open our eyes And do it now-now-now We need to build a better future And we need to start right now We're on a planet That has a problem We've got to solve it, get involved And do it now-now-now We need to build a better future And we need to start right now Make it greener Make it cleaner Make it last, make it fast and do it now-now-now We need to build a better future And we need to start right now No point in waiting Or hesitating We must get wise, take no more lies And do it now-now-now We need to build a better future And we need to start right now Source: www.singfortheclimate.com

Sunday, 17 March 2019

AUDIENCE: A BASQUE ROCK MUSIC GROUP THAT SINGS IN ENGLISH

Audience is a rock music group from Gernika (Bizkaia). They sing mostly in English but they also sing in Basque. The speak Basque fluently like people in Gernika usually do. They seem to be very good musicians.

Sunday, 10 March 2019

IT'S TIME TO GET ANGRY (GRETA THUNBERG)

"I would like to talk to people in power" the Swedish climate activist told AFP shortly after arriving in Davos for the annual World Economic Forum.

With the train trip from Stockholm, which took 32 hours, Thunberg was making a statement in opposition to many of the Davos elite, who flew in by private jet.

"I have stopped flying for climate reasons because I don't want to say one thing and do another thing. I want to practise as I preach", she said.

"Young people need to realize that their future is at risk. They need to do something about that and get angry and form that anger into action", she said, insisting that when children speak up they can have a "huge impact"