Day 6// Thursday, July 12, 2018.
Student leaders – Alex B and Sammy
While sleeping happily, there was a loud knock on our day. “Breakfast is ready” said a bored sounding voice. The time was 6.15am, the earliest one yet. After an exceptionally early breakfast, we set off on our way to the school. We were happily greeted by young children holding machetes who were cutting the grass as the lawn mower was broken.
We were placed in our groups and sent to our jobs, one of the groups was sent off to the Islamic school and the other two were left to paint and build at the school. The painting was reasonably productive but the building consisted of moving sand from one corner to another. The sand moving took up a lot of the morning but we changed to hammering nails into the wooden planks. The connected planks were then manoeuvred onto beams that stretched across the canteen. As they were placed sideways they bent a lot.
We then returned to the hostel to eat sandwiches. Unfortunately Aleks managed to unintentionally make everyone laugh when Miss Lavin’s camping stool collapsed from underneath him.
We then returned to the school for a football match between Ghana and England. The Ghanaian eleven were stronger with a 12-11 victory on penalties, a great win for the lads.
Alex and Sammy