News from SCIS:

Official Opening of the Upper Primary Adventure Playground

DSC_0641On Friday 22nd September, the new Upper Primary Playground was declared open and two randomly chosen classes were given the honour of being the first to use it. This completed a long journey from when the Primary School Student Council first recommended prioritising an Upper Primary playground as the number one need for the students but, as you can see from the pictures, it was well worth the wait!DSC_0618

We were delighted to be joined by various members of the board of governors, as well as the Headmaster, Head of Primary and a huge number of teachers and students at the opening ceremony. Mr Macfadyen (Headmaster) praised the school’s general workers, led by Mr Samuel Njoroge, for their diligence in assembling the playground and preparing the sand / rice husk safety base so effectively. Mr Murray (Head of Primary) spoke of the efforts to which Primary students had gone in terms of both the initial idea as well as fundraising towards the project.

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Chairman of the Board, Mr David Marshall, cuts the ribbon and declares the playground open!

In the end, though, it was fitting that the Chairman of the board of Governors, Mr David Marshall, cut the ceremonial ribbon and declared the new facility open to the students. For the first few months, the playground will be open on a rotational basis for different classes on different days; thereafter it will become a fully integrated part of school with all Upper Primary students having the option of when to use it at break and lunch times.