Children in rural communities often go to a school provided especially for the children of farm workers. The whole community, including the students, take care of the school – students are expected to sweep out the classroom and look after the grounds after class.
Classrooms in South Africa are in desperate need of resources with only 20% of schools having libraries.
South Africa’s warm temperate climate makes it the perfect place for outdoor activities and for children, sport is an important part of school life. Students run races and play team sports like basketball, which is becoming more and more popular, and soccer. Netball is probably the most popular South African game for schoolgirls.
• What happens during your typical day?
• What do you think happens in South Africa?
• Compare both of your days
diaries of children living in South Africa
(Specifically ‘Growing Up’, ‘Just Us’ and ‘Marula trees for classroom’).