Day 3 extra

Yesterday progress on the classrooms really started to take shape.

Painting classrooms...

Painting classrooms…

October 8th 2012

In the relentless heat of the African bush, the William Hill team mixed concrete, painted classrooms and built desks. Working with the local villagers for three days now, strong bonds are forming and there was a great deal of fun and shared laughter.

The team also found time to hand out over 500 T-shirts and shoes and to serve lunch to all the pupils. Robbie gave out some football shirts and shorts that had been worn by his young sons Freddie and Charlie – a really nice touch.

Shoes for the Children

Shoes for the Children

After lunch James raced the pupils the length of the football pitch. At the end James somewhat dubiously claimed second place; it was certainly no photo finish!

School assembly included the weekly raising of the Kenyan flag by the school scout troop. The occasion was also enlivened by Robbie showing off his considerable football skills, ably assisted by Paddy the dog!

We had our first ‘man down’ today as Thomas succumbed and was ordered by the ‘Doc’ to rest for the day. The signs are that he will return with a vengeance tomorrow!

Throughout the day the laughter and sheer happiness of children filled the air, making the tired limbs and straining backs of some very weary workers feel all utterly worthwhile.

Bill South