"If we arrive at school in time, we help to sweep out
the classrooms and collect water for cooking lunch, and for washing the plates and the
blackboards. On some days we begin with PE (Physical Education) outside at 7.30 am.
"I stay with the same teacher for all my lessons and science is my favourite
subject - it's the one Im best at.
"At 12 oclock we have lunch - couscous. Its always couscous, so we
could get tired of eating it. We used to collect wood at lunchtime to provide fuel for
cooking. But this year the trees in the school compound have grown well, and are being cut
"We have a lot of time before we go back into school. Children who live nearby can
go home, but we have to stay and play games or read. Its very hot at lunchtime, so
we dont play for long. We can sit under the trees, or in the shade at the front of
the school to look at our books. We might do each others hair. It can take a long
time, depending on the style you want. There are lots of styles."