HOME / page 8
6th August 2006 ~ Text from
- We have been up since 5.30 am!! It is absolutely freezing
despite wearing all our clothes. The students are currently
on their activities i.e. microlighting, helicopter etc
and having fun.
7th August 2006 ~ Email from
- As well as completing little jobs at the school we
chilled out in the afternoon and rounded off another
good day with take away pizza and chips which involved
a 50 min round trip into Livingstone to collect!
Sunday was adrenaline adventure day
with a 5.30 am start, and was it cold. All the students
did their booked activities and everyone raved about
them. Tiger Moth, micro light and helicopter flights
over Victoria falls were superb as were fishing on the
Zambezi river in the morning. In the afternoon the Jet
boat down the lower Zambezi was mental, the canoeists
went through a few small rapids and another group went
fishing in the afternoon and saw a full on baboon fight.
We had roast chicken and re-told stories around the
Today has been awesome, not the American
description to promote rubbish action films, but truly
awesome in all the amazing, spectacular, jaw-dropping
meanings of the word. We got to the Vic Falls and had
90 mins to take in one of the natural wonders of the
world. Even at low water levels the power and noise
of the falls was breath taking. We returned to the entrance
to meet 50 children from Twabuka school who had arrived
in a coach that we had hired. Our students then gave
each child some gifts and guided them around the falls.
It is very difficult to imagine their impressions as
none of them will have left their village. As they drove
through Livingstone they couldn't contain their excitement,
so what they must have thought of the Falls I cannot
comprehend. Our students excelled themselves again as
they carefully guided their charges around, holding
their hands and helping them across what was probably
their first bridge which had a several hundred foot
drop to the bottom of the gorge. At the end we put them
back on their coach and said goodbye with heavy hearts.
As they drove off they sung us their welcoming song:
feel at home
This is our home and your home too"
We then went to the local craft market
and the students suddenly got their business heads on
and commenced haggling. Their success levels would put
Romford market out of business if repeated there!
We are off tonight for another 'eat
all you can' buffet at a three star hotel next to Vic
falls and start the journey home tomorrow. We look forward
to seeing you all at school at 9am on Wednesday. This
is my last email, I will text if and where appropriate.
This has been an expedition of a lifetime.
Text from Julian Teece:-
18.36 (GMT) - Sorry
no calls tonight. Hotel food stunning.
8 th August 2006 ~ Text from
12.45 (GMT) - All
checked in at Livingstone and ready to fly. As we left
the farm a herd of twenty elephants came and grazed
3 metres away on the other side of the campsite wall.
9th August ~ Message from Webmaster
I have not heard
anymore since yesterday's text message from Mr. Teece.
However, it would appear their flight from Johannesburg
(SA234) left slightly later than scheduled - take off
having been delayed by 34 minutes.
According to the BAA Live Flight arrivals,
the plane landed at Heathrow, Terminal One at 06.43hrs
May I also take
this opportunity to say that I will be keeping everyone
in my thoughts and my fingers crossed hoping that everyone
gets the A & AS level results they are expecting.