This playground is still here.
Wow, and new play equipment and artificial grass has been installed between the buildings.
A brand new hall and offices are being constructed.
Many schools got new buildings this year as part of the government's plan to give the economy a boost and provide jobs. It seems to have worked as we are on the way out of the slump and we never fell into recession as deep as other countries, thank goodness.
On the last day at school I had finished all my jobs half an hour before the bell. I went into a Year 2 class to see if they needed any help. I helped them make a Chinese lantern. When the children had finished they could choose a free choice activity for the last few minutes of the day.
The teachers had to do an inservice course to learn how to operate them. The kids were having fun with an educational game.
This group opted to model with play dough or construct with Lego.
Some used the computers.
Sadly no one chose to read. However, many of them are still learning English.