News from SCIS:

Year 7 Ngorongoro Trip

Almost all of the Year 7 students joined the trip to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Eyasi. They had an amazing experience that created a strong bond among the whole class. We started by camping at Lake Eyasi, where the students practised teamwork and leadership skills through various games and activities, including setting up their own tents without any instructions! They learned about traditional cultures when we visited the Datoga and Hadzabe tribes, where local guides showed them how to hunt with a bow and arrow, find vegetables and water in the ground, start a fire with sticks, grind maize into ugali with a stone, and recycle scrap metal into beautiful jewellery. They enjoyed the sunset at Lake Eyasi as they learned about the characteristics and wildlife of this soda lake. Perhaps the most challenging thing for them to learn was how to live outside their comfort zones and detach themselves from technology and modern conveniences for a few days! Finally, they visited the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, where we spotted rhino, lions, elephants, zebra, wildebeest and warthogs. This trip was undoubtedly a special experience for all of us, which we will remember for years to come.

Gwen Chew (English Teacher and Trip Leader)