Wildlife Warrior Poetry Competition

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Seems that at Engalai Primary School there is undiscovered talent for poetry writing and narration. Last month Kitich Camp, together with the Cheli & Peacock Community, proposed a poetry competition based on conservation themes for years 7 & 8 pupils. This is part of the ongoing Wildlife Warrior project that’s aimed at younger members of the local communities.

Engalai School Poetry Recital
Engalai School Poetry Recital

The Trust donated posters and flash cards with educational information on the Big 5. The children were grouped into teams of 7 and asked to write poems, which were then marked by the C&P Trust team in Nairobi. Overall, the Engalai pupils set a very high standards as all but one of the poems scored a 9/10 The poems were returned to the children to prepare for a recital event.

Guests & Pupils at Engalai School's Poetry Recital
Guests & Pupils at Engalai School's Poetry Recital

In late July, the teams recited their poems in front of an audience of their parents, teachers, the area chief, Kitich staff and their fellow pupils. Five independent judges scored the poems and the end result a close call: 1 outright winning team, 2 teams for second place and 2 teams for third place.

Poetry Competition Winners
Poetry Competition Winners

All participants received a certificate. The winning team were presented with a trophy, and a visit to Kitich Camp.

Engalai Pupils Tour Kitich Camp
Engalai Pupils Tour Kitich Camp

On the 4th August the winning team, with 3 of their teachers, toured Kitich Camp, both front and back- of-house areas, with explanations given on how the camp obtained and maintains its Silver eco-rating.

The visit ended with sodas and a celebration cake for all.

Celebration Cake and Sodas with Sally
Celebration Cake and Sodas with Sally

Together with the C&P Community Trust, we are proud to be educating the next generation of conservationists in Kenya.

All the best

Sally & Karl

 

 

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