The School is very fortunate in that the science teacher, Morris is an enthusiastic athlete. He has also proved to be a formidable manager of the school football team. Before taking to the field, the players have lessons on rules and tactics. And when play starts, the games are refereed by one of the children. The same applies to volleyball and netball which are also very popular.
The Enaikishomi football team has enjoyed great success in matches against other schools in the area whose players can be older and taller! It is difficult to overstate how much these boys and girls from deprived backgrounds – many of whom have great natural talent – enjoy team sports.
The School also has a flourishing chess club. It is encouraging that club members are teaching chess to some of the teachers!
Morris has also founded a school scout group and an environmental club. These two groups do excellent work in tidying away rubbish both on the school campus (which is very clean) and in the local community. They also help the gardener, Dan with the tree nursery.
They have an ambitious project to encourage local families to use cheap wood burning stoves and hence protect the few remaining local trees by reducing the demand for firewood and charcoal. Membership of the environmental club is highly prized as at the end of the day they get to see an episode of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth which is immensely popular.
The deputy headmaster, Benjamin has, on his own initiative, started a lending library located in the staff room. This is a wonderful project which is popular with the pupils and which will be strongly supported by the Amy Elgar Trust.