In the first week after half term, St Andrew’s Prep School had the pleasure of hosting a group of five staff from the Maasai Academy. The focus of their trip was to observe relevant year groups and lessons and try to learn all they can about delivering content in a lively, engaging way.
The Maasai are a semi-nomadic people rich in tradition and culture living across the borders of Kenya and Tanzania. They are in a time of great uncertainty and change as they are forced to adapt to settling in one place. As a result, Hennie and Becca Marais, started the Maasai Academy to bring lasting change and a sustainable future through culturally relevant, biblical and holistic integral development.
Our guest Maasai staff learned different teaching methods and good behaviour management. They also found shadowing the St Andrew’s Prep School teachers very beneficial.
The Year 6 students had a particularly nice surprise when the Maasai took over their art lesson on Monday. They got to see beads as an art form for decoration and also learned how red and white ochre is used to make paint. A huge thank you to Miss Kate Aggett for organising the visit.