Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

Day 4: Founder Day Games

Today the African Leadership Academy celebrated its 10th anniversary. Every year they celebrate the school’s birthday with a day of games. The school has six houses (club teams) named after the main six African rivers. Each house competes regularly during the year and especially on this day the same we have our Minks, Possums and Squirrels. Today there were mainly track competition events mixed with some non-competitive, school spirit oriented events.

We participated in the Founder Day Games as our own house along with students from the Germantown Friends School who are also visiting ALA. We participated in almost all events, even though that meant that we had to run in some all-male ones. Our girls did and awesome job today, winning three of the events (4×400, 4×100 and 100 meters).

The day was beautiful, there was a great sense of celebration in the air. The music was loud and happy, everyone was dancing and smiling. It was definitely a beautiful celebration.

In the afternoon we walked to a nearby store where the students wanted to buy some fruit and snacks. We also did some of our BUILD work and finished the day with a dance ALA style. We are exhausted after this long, beautiful day.

Tomorrow we will visit the neighborhood of Maboneng in downtown Johannesburg.