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School Daze Part 4: Technical Difficulties

This post has been sitting as a draft since the start of our last week in the school.  I have completed it today, and I will be posting a follow-up with some of my thoughts about the project in the … Continue reading

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An Important Milestone

Given the last few posts, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I spend most of my time in the classroom trying to wrest the tattered remains of my sanity from a horde of unruly kids; In reality, most of my … Continue reading

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School Daze Part 2: The Calm

After a week with the computers, I was beginning to feel like I wasn’t in a school, despite the scream mass of childer running around me at break times.  I said to our headmaster that I’d like to spend a … Continue reading

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This is Cape Town, izzit?

It’s a week since we arrived in Cape Town.  Athlone to be precise… We’ve spent this past week getting to know our project and our host family and learning how to say baie lekker, a phrase we’ve had to make ample … Continue reading

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Howzit?

We’ve been in Cape Town for just over a week now – just about starting to get the hang of things. We’re staying with a lovely family, Mr & Mrs Gool, in Crawford, Athlone, and working Monday to Friday in … Continue reading

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C’mere to me, willyeh…

I’ve only ever lived in Dublin.  In my 29 years, the longest I’ve spent outside of Dublin was 3 weeks in Vienna when I was 16.  Even that wasn’t so different; I was with a group of my peers spending … Continue reading

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