Monday 25th August 2014
The Lattitude team started the week with a morning of teaching in our Summer School. Today’s lessons included Maths, English And Art. In the afternoon the team regrouped for our Active Citizenship Day. This week’s presentation was on Globalisation and Interdependence and was presented by volunteers Catherine, Lizzie and Mercy. It was a lively discussion as the group tackled issues around trade and consumerism, fair trade, transnational corporations and sustainable development.
Tuesday 26th August 2014
Today the team met at 8am for a street march around the village. The aim of the march was to give more exposure to our summer school program in order to encourage as many pupils as possible to attend for the final few weeks of summer. The team also used the opportunity to promote our upcoming events which include a football and volleyball gala as well as an end of Summer School performance. After the street march the team headed to classes which today included ICT, Maths and English. The team regrouped in the afternoon for a team meeting regarding the weeks activities and organisation of events. After the team meeting volunteers had volleyball and football practice ahead of the weekends volleyball and football gala. In the evening the football gala team met with the village gang leaders in order to discuss and finalise plans for the weekend.
Wednesday 27th August 2014
The day started with more teaching at the Summer School. Today’s lessons were Art, ICT and English. After lunch the football gala team met to further finalise the plans for the weekend’s events. Other volunteers met with the Peer Education team, going over teaching skills.
In the evening the team met for ‘social night’ at Jenny and Faustina’s house. We played lots of games like pin the tail on the goat, 2 truths 1 lie and the guess the person hat game. It was a fantastic evening and another great opportunity for the volunteers to get to know each other.
Thursday 28th August 2014
The morning again started with our Summer School . Today’s lessons included Art, English, and ICT. At 2pm volunteer Sam taught the first French Club lesson, which is going to take place every week for the pupils from summer school. In the afternoon volunteers Rachael and Sam presented their My Culture Day. They chose to focus on Multiculturalism in the UK and the issues surrounding it.
Friday 29th August
Today was a bit different. Instead of our usual classes we used the opportunity to weed the football pitch into pristine playing condition. Under the watchful eye of the super awesome infrastructure team the school roofing project was completed. It was a huge success for the team. In the afternoon the team met again for our weekly meeting. Volunteers Amy and Gilbert spent the day in Cape Coast collecting equipment for Saturdays event.
Saturday 30th August
It was a gorgeous morning in Abrobiano as the team met at 9am in order to collect the canopies and chairs for the football gala. Once the pitch and posts were arranged the team had lunch and then returned for the event. The day was a huge success with all 5 gangs arriving and playing the tournament matches. During the matches Lattitude volunteers recorded information from a survey on the issues within the community conducted with the spectators of the football matches. The data collected will be hugely beneficial for the volunteers in the next cycles, to help shape the project for the future. Each gang team received a shovel and the winning gang also received a head pan, to help with community labour. After each match, teams were given watermelon, oranges and water. In the evening volunteers headed to the local bar to celebrate the days success. On Sunday volunteers rested on the beach and recharged their batteries in expectation of another fun filled busy week.
ICS Volunteers caarying out a survey with the spectators at the Abrobiano football gala
Patrick and Gloria