Life in Ghana is still going well, and this school term has been a lot of fun. I've been busy teaching Math and computers this year. Also this is the first term of the year and the time for our big sports competition. Where the students compete in Athletics (running, jumping, throwing) and Sports (handball, volleyball, netball, and soccer). This year our competition was in a town about 6 km away and because of the expensive 20 cent car ride each way many of my students were forced to walk in order to cheer for our school. The competition included both the JHS and primary schools, from 8 different communities.
Throughout the competition my students performed fairly well, got second in boy's soccer, first in Volley and the girls also did well with soccer and volley. For those of you that have not seen sports competitions in a small village in Ghana you might be surprised to know that many of my students were competing barefoot. This is for all sports, soccer, volleyball, sprinting and even a 5k run. It's unbelievable how strong and talented many of my students are. It was a lot of fun to watch them compete. I also used the opportunity to take many many photos. My students went absolutely nuts when they saw my camera come out. here are just a few of my pics. Enjoy
Linda, trying to look like me with my hat and sunglasses!
A few of my students having some fun
Our football team with their brand new jerseys! With Coaches Ishmael and Sir O!
Justina (my barefoot student on the left) takes the lead in the final turn of a 1.5k race. She's incredibly fast, she's still in JHS and ran it in just over 6 minutes.