My previous school trips both as a teacher and as a student have included some great places, but also some really crap places.
But on this occasion, I accompanied my year 6 students at Isamilo International School in Mwanza to the Serengeti National Park… not Alton Towers, the Old Warden Aeronautical Museum, Bishop’s Stortford, the Yorvik Centre or Verulamium Abbey, but the Serengeti National Park, yes the flippin’ Serengeti!
I couldn’t help thinking to myself that this could possibly be the best busman’s holiday ever.
I’m still reeling from the experience. The scenery was breath-taking, the animals incredible and my students were fantastic.
A personal highlight was sharing a boiled egg with a pair of very cheeky mongeese. Ever since I was about 7 and knew that a mongoose could kill a snake (an animal I am a little more than scared of), the mongoose became my favourite creature. I was so excited to catch one on camera – from the little glint in the mongoose’s eye I believe he knew we were kindred spirits.
Here are a few snaps from my trip…