We were up early to attend morning assembly and then we went into classrooms at St. Julie School. In the first classroom, the students were reporting “the news.” It. was. adorable.
Students would take turns standing in front of the class. Some would shout, some were more shy and would whisper: “NEWS! NEWS!”
And the class would respond: “Please tell us the news!”
The student would report an item that was in the classroom, for example: “My name is Liz. There is a pencil in the classroom!”
Then the students would respond “Thank you for the NEWS!”
Now, if Andrew and I want to tell each other something, we say “News News!” Only, he always forgets to say “Please tell us the news.” He’s such a bad student. *sigh*
When the Sisters asked us what we thought of the classes, I told them that they reminded me of classes in Seoul, Korea. Forty plus students and one teacher. It’s a difficult task. They told us that for Uganda, less than fifty per class was considered small. Most classes average around ninety. Yikes.