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The last day of teaching!

Thursday 12 July 2018

Today was so emotional because it was our last day of teaching. The day started off with our usual breakfast of cornflakes and toast. As we finished our breakfast we headed to our taxis to make our last journey to Kaplani. Once we had arrived in the pouring rain we entered the staff room to prepare for our last lesson. Even though we were thinking about how emotional this day was going to be, we were very aware of the Donk children who had such a long trudge through the rain to reach school. 

The bell rang and we headed down to their Assembly for the last time. Once they had sang their national anthem we headed back up to the staff room and everyone headed to their lessons. For our last day at Kaplani we had decided, like at Sneha, to give the children the opportunity to put on performances for the rest of their school to show what they had learned during our classes. Two classes did science, two did art and one class did English.  In each lesson every child had a chance to demonstrate their English. Once again I was really nervous for the performances by the children that I had taught all week – but once again they did amazingly well! 

The performances were held in one classroom and after the performances had finished everyone was so proud of each class. The children overwhelmed us with their love and appreciation and we left Kaplani with notes from them saying that they were going to miss us.

We hopped in the taxis and headed back to Dehradun to have our last Indian McDonalds before packing on to the train for our second six–hour journey to Delhi. We will spend our last night in Delhi before our exciting day tomorrow, shopping, visiting the Lotus Temple and The Cottage Emporium. Our last stop will be Delhi airport for an emotional but exciting flight home and our final few hours together.

Ellie Malcolm


Posted in Lurgan & Holywood Team 2018
on Thursday 12 July 2018