After our work at Kosarosa Primary School we rested up a bit at Jim’s house before going to Bishops High School for afternoon tea. Food has not been a problem on this trip. Breakfast has had eggs, bread, bananas, pineapple, watermelon, tea and coffee. Lunch has been at school with spaghetti, matoke (mashed plantain), rice, greens, ground nut sauce, meat, chapatis, and fruit. Dinner has been at Jim’s house with mashed potatoes, spaghetti, chapatis, rice, vegetables, meat, sauce and fruit. As if this was not enough, we have had two teas a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Each tea has almost as much food as a meal, with bread, butter, honey, jam, biscuits (English for cookies), ground nuts, fruit, tea and coffee. Basically we eat every two hours.
After our tea, the Groton students paired up with their home stay buddies and off they went with their luggage to their home stays. It was quite a sight with smiling Groton students each accompanied by an entourage of Bishops students all marching off in different directions from the school. After a bit it was just us, the adults, left standing alone in the school courtyard a little sad to see them go but knowing they were well prepared to have a good time. I’m sure there will be many stories to tell over the next few days. – Tim Reed