At the school we were greated by about 100 or so young, bright and enthusiastic faces who were eager to hear what the guests had in store for them.
This was then followed by an introduction of our three simple Cosmos Education rules:-
- If we speak too quickly for you to follow, tell us to slow down (with a special hand signal).
- The key to all of science: You must ask questions!
- The key to learning: You must have fun!
After the introduction session the students were broken down into 10 groups, and each group chose an animal name. The theme of the day was biology. Modules included animals and feeding livestock, the cell and cell membrane activity, adaptation of animals and plants, the DNA activity, and Drugs and their effects all taught by student and recent graduate volunteers. Certified teaches taught human body, health, plants, animals and food and nutritition as the topics of the day. Beatrice Mumbi teaching the human body to class 4Each group had a total of four sessions: two with young volunteers doing modules, and the other two with the primary school teachers.
We finished with a review of the day and the students were asked which sessions they liked the most and what new thing they had learned. These are some of their responses:
- I enjoyed health education.
- I especially liked the session on farm animals as I learned new breeds of animals and animal adaptations.
- I was happy with the sessions today as I got to know the meeting of DNA.
- I liked the sessions on drugs and its effects.