Next door again in Dosbarth Roald, Class 4 were busy getting on with the lesson. The main 'learning objectives' of the lesson were:-
1. To explain the importance of getting a good quality education.
2. To explain the number of people who do not get an education.
3. To explain the impact not being able to read and write or count has on someone’s life.
4. To ‘teach’ politicians a lesson about the importance of education and the need to take urgent action. So we sent off the buddies we made earlier and told our MP Kevin Brennan and our MEP Glenys Kinnock (We had planned to meet her down at the Senedd yesterday but the teachers strike made that difficult) We are very lucky that as former teachers themselves they are both very switched onto the issue and are very supportive.
Mrs Kathleen Jones is our lovely 'Athrawes Fro'who told us about when she visited her friends in Kenya who had asked her to bring out a few pens when she visited. The local school children all had to supply their own pens and paper which was very expensive. The Kenyan children she met were so grateful that she wished she had taken more out to give them.
The children all had to wear uniform which also cost a lot of money and as soon as they got outside the school gate they would take off their shoes so as not to wear them out walking on the dusty road track home. Again for us poverty may mean that we have to put up with just a few games for your playstation.
At the end of the lessons the classes came together for an assembly and shared some of the facts that they had learnt and their feelings about the event.
You can read the article in First News in our Library or online.
You can see when Glenys Kinnock visited us with Oxfam last year. (You can also read her article in the Western Mail here about the need for global Education)
You can also see when our MP came in in 2005 to work with what was then Class 3 who are now class 6 making buddies
The main CAMPAIGN FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION website will of course tell you all the details you need to know.
The Send my Friend 08 is where you can make 'a buddy' online. You can look at class 5 making a buddy with the help of Rod from Oxfam here