Later, the teachers helped me move my bed outside as nobody sleeps inside at this time of year due to the heat. This is a great relief to me after my good experience at Rami’s village. They took me on a tour of the school, which was very interesting. It is a semi-boarding school as a lot of the girls come from villages too far away for daily travel. The girls were still working in their classrooms (at 8.30pm) presumably doing homework. They were clearly avid to meet me. As far as I could understand there are three classes which I will teach, each of 40 – 60 pupils. However in the first few days I will attend English classes to watch the teachers teach, so I can show them ways to get their pupils to speak. Currently this does not happen.
After looking around the school the headmaster arrived. He gave a long speech to the girls about events in the next two weeks. Apparently every two weeks the boarders go home for a long weekend. They leave tomorrow and always have this speech before they leave. They were hanging on his words, which were clearly very interesting and sometimes made them laugh.