Tanzania 21 October: Arusha - Makumbusho Primary - Arusha - Joseph Pre and Primary School
Arusha 5-Schools Relay
First stop on Monday morning was the Makumbusho Primary School, just a short run from our accommodation in Arusha.
In the Special Needs department of the school we sang the Peace Run song and gave all the children a chance to hold the Peace Torch. We were really struck by the wonderful spirit of the school - the children are very joyful and enthusiastic but really well behaved and respectful too - the perfect balance! And a real credit to all the staff.
We were welcomed with beautiful singing again - this time the song had a verse saying "We love you Kaloleni"
......and we enrolled the whole school into our Arusha Peace Run team with a run around the grounds.
Although the next school was in Arusha town we took a shortcut through the forest to get there on time!
The school mascot is Sir Alex, who has been here since the school was founded in 1934. We were thrilled to meet him! The children clearly love him too.
Saying goodbye to a beautiful and peaceful school with a real family feeling among the pupils and staff - thanks Arusha School!
They held the torch and ran a short distance with us, then it was time to hit the highway and cover some mileage to get to our next school...
A guard of honour greeted us at the gate - then they burst into an enthusiastic rendition of the school song!
A certificate of appreciation to the directors of the School. Patrick Khanya and his family founded the school back in 1997.
Our tour of the school included a chance to watch a netball match and see some football and basketball training - a very dynamic school!
A certificate of appreciation for the Secondary School who joined us after lunch for another Peace Run ceremony.
Joseph Pre and Primary School welcomed us into their spacious hall and played our country guessing game...