Thank you so much for all of your questions! Hopefully these answers will give you all the information you need.
How many years are there at the school?
The school in Zambia aren't organised in the same way as they are in the UK. The children work through grades not years. There are eight grades at our link school but children have to pass tests to move to the next grade. This means that they don't always move to the next grade every year. It also means that some classes might have children who are ten years old learning with children who are fifteen years old.
How nice is it to live in Zambia?
I think the Zambian people love living in Zambia. The advantages are that the sun shines a lot and the people are very friendly. The disadvantages are that it is a lot harder to get around in Zambia. It can be surprising to see that some children live in houses without electricity and running water but they enjoy going to school and learning.
In Zambian do they have playpad?
Our link school did not have a playpad. Many of the children walk to school by themselves. Some children will walk for 3 or 4 miles a day (over an hours walk) by themselves from the age of seven. When the children aren't at school they are expected to help around the house or school by cleaning, gardening or looking after relatives.
What is the highest average temperature in Zambia?
Whilst I was in Zambia the temperature averaged 30 degrees celsius but temperatures of up to 42 degrees celsius.
How did the caterpillars taste?
I can't really explain the taste of the caterpillars. I usually like lots of different foods but I didn't enjoy eating caterpillars. They had a strong flavour unlike anything I've tasted before!
What was it like in Zambia? Did you have fun in Zambia?
Zambia was amazing! It was an extremely friendly country with lots of exciting things to see and do. The children were well behaved and enjoyed learning. I had a brilliant time and I have enjoyed coming back to the UK and telling all the children at Stafford Leys about it.
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