The Tanzanian flag and the Union Jack were set up in front of Leganga school to welcome the Prince (that's our beautiful Mt. Meru in the background)
He was 45 minutes late so we started to have our own fun by dancing around with our flags and taking pictures
These are some of my lovely class 6 students
Fancy welcome sign they put up for him
This is myself and head teacher, Minja on my left and another fellow teacher on my right. I love teacher Minja! I spend lots of time in her office grading papers and chatting with her. She calls me Bethaleen no matter how many times I tell her my name is Bethany.
A select group of students prepared a great song with some traditional dancing to do for the prince when he arrived. Their director was wearing ALL bright pink and I thought she looked pretty snazzy.
Some cute students welcoming them with flowers.
As I was sprinting across the field to school on Monday, something was different. Instead of an empty field, It was full of desks and benches being scrubbed by hundreds of students. Kids were painting, scrubbing, cleaning, planting trees, you name it! Out of breath because I was already late for my first class, I quickly asked someone what was going on. "The Prince of England is coming on Wednesday!" he said. I didn't believe him, so I went to ask the head teacher of my school and sure enough, he was coming to visit Leganga Primary School and Kilimani. So instead of going to class, the students worked busily all day and the next to get the place looking neat, tidy, and impressive for the prince. I'm still not sure of the reason he visited our school, but it was exciting nonetheless! He went inside to take a tour of the school, sign a book, and give a talk in one of the classrooms. I wish we had waited around to shake his hand and meet him after...just to say we did it, but unfortunately we left too early. I'm over it, though, and we had a great time that day!