After a great nights sleep and a wonderful breakfast I get picked up again early morning and head off to the busy streets of Lagos. Today I will spend a whole day at Lagos Junior Boys Academy school, observing lessons and getting a chance to chat with the students and staff. First, lets deal with the traffic!!
I love some of these vehicles and their battle scars, they do tell a story of such hardship!
On arrival at the school I'm mobbed by some very excited year 8 and 9 students who show me what they have collected for the project we are doing later in the week.
At the school I get to observe many different lessons in Art, French, Maths, and Citizenship. I am really impressed with the high levels of teaching and learning in all the subjects I observe. I am especially impressed again with the ability staff display dealing with large groups of students, considering the lack of basic resources. The teachers are very proactive in making use of the resources that they have, the students. They use excellent questioning and answering techniques to deliver their material, eliciting responses and affirming that learning is tasking place for their students. I was particularly impressed with the pace of teaching in both French and Citizenship; the preparation and delivery in both lessons was excellent; imagine what these teachers could achieve with the types of resources we have at LPGS and take for granted!