Football Match at Nakwaperit Primary School!

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On Sunday after breakfast, the Field School students climbed into the lorry for a 20 minute ride. Their destination: The Nakwaperit Primary School where they had been invited to play a fun and friendly football match against the local students.

After hearing about the defeat of the previous field school in a match during the Fall semester, the current TBI students were determined to put on a good show and spent may pre-dinner conversations discussing tactics on the lead-up to the big day.

Warm up Part One: Running round the track

Warm up Part One: Running round the track.

Once at the school, the students did a quick recap of the positions for the match and began their warm-up. Two young Turkana students joined our team too.

Warm up Part Two: Stretching

Warm up Part Two: Stretching.

Both sides then lined up for some introductions and a group photo; after which, the match began.

Both teams line up for introductions.

Both teams line up for introductions.

Go Team!

Go Team!

It was fast…

Janina blocks a move.

Janina blocks a move.

It was furious…

Kailie battles for possession of the ball.

Kailie battles for possession of the ball.

Spectators: Students and staff gather to watch the match.

Spectators: Students and staff gather to watch the match.

GOAL! Within the first ten minutes Abdi scored one for the team.

Rob, Abdi, and two members of the other team close in on the ball.

Rob, Abdi, and two members of the other team close in on the ball.

This gave the students a boost of confidence, but for the rest of the game they were just not able to keep up with the speed of the local team who then scored a total of 6 goals over the remaining time.

One of the school team members attempts a goal...

One of the school team members attempts a goal…

The TBI students didn’t for a minute give up the challenge though, as many potential goals were prevented by the defence or saved by our amazing goalie, Robyn; and the team did make good progress in the offensive several times with shots flying just shy of the goalposts!

Good catch Robyn!

Good catch Robyn!

It was a fantastic match! And by no means was it a defeat to the TBI students as they had scored the first goal in field school history! Go Team!

After the match, both teams got together to share a snack of biscuits and orange squash, and much laughter. It was a great ending to a great morning!

Group photo!

Group photo!

Thanks to Kate Sherwood for the spectacular photos!
Stay tuned for more field school adventures!

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:56+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Field Schools|Comments Off on Football Match at Nakwaperit Primary School!

About the Author:

Hi! I am Kat Warren and I am the Teaching Assistant for the Spring 2014 field school. While I am here I am also involved in the African Fossils Project (africanfossils.org) where I am 3D-scanning modern African fauna, fossils and archaeological material. I am a recent graduate in Archaeological Science from the University of Sheffield and my current interests lie in the evolution of cognition, and primate behaviour as a means to understand the cognitive frameworks of our earliest ancestors.