On Thursday, August 25, all Jitemee primary, secondary and vocational students went on our annual field trip. We visited the Animal Orphanage and Bomas in Nairobi. Our vocational students wrote about their experience, so here’s the trip report in their words:
“I woke up at 2am. My mother asked me what kind of trip it was, because I did not sleep the night before. That was my first day to go to Nairobi. On that day I did not eat my breakfast. It was on Thursday. I was afraid that the buses would leave without me. I arrived at the bus-estop at 4am. I was wearing my Sunday best on that day.” (Eunice Maanai)
“Three buses were standing beside the road. I jumped with ecstasy – full of joy and ready to go to the capital city of my country! After reaching there, the teachers called us by our names as we entered the buses. And our journey kicked off. We went and went and went. I felt as if I could jump and run!
In a twinkling of an eye, we were in the gate to the Animal Orphanage. Ululations filled the bus as we jumped with joy. We grouped ourselves as we entered.” (Mary Keli)
“Our bus was the first to enter at the Animal Orphanage, so we waited for the two other buses to arrive. When they arrived, the teacher told us to go into a circle and when someone caught the “kush” (ball) he/she could tell his/her name to the group.” (Elizabeth Kyambo)
“It was the most colourful day of my life because in my life I hadn’t seen a lion. But that was my first time to see it. I thought it was in the same class as a dog, but that day I was surprised to see it was bigger than a dog, and can live between 15-20 years and even weighs 70-150kgs. Even I saw other animals like buffalo, leopard, and cheetahs.” (Cosmus Musili)
“When Verity, our visitor, was passing I went and called her to take our picture with her camera with my friend Komene.”Â (Elizabeth Kyambo)
“Then we sat down with the teachers asking us about our careers and where we would like to be. We sat in groups and we were given papers to write about our careers. Everyone had different careers – mine is hairdressing.”Â Â (Elizabeth Kyambo)
“After that we went to take our lunch, which was finger-licking. After enjoying out lunch we also got some fruits.” (Fridah Makewa)
“Then we were told by our teacher that we were also going to the Bomas of Kenya. Wow! Everybody was very very happy. We went there at 3pm. In the Bomas of Kenya is where I saw very wonderful things. I saw every tribe of Kenya dancing. Firstly I saw a man eating fire. I was also surprised by a man who was jumping over a rope while sitting. I also saw another who was carrying six people at once.” (Benson Kimanthi)
“After that, we left there and we went back to our buses to start our journey back to our homes. that is the day I will never ever forget, unless I am promised a tour to heaven.” (Fridah Makewa)
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