Pupils at a school in the UK were given a talk and slideshow about the Lion Guardians project, by Lion Guardians team members Amy and Philip. They told them about the problems that lions are facing in Maasailand, and also about the Maasai people, their way of life, and why there is conflict between the Maasai and carnivores.
The children were really interested in every aspect of the project from how the Lion Guardians track and monitor lions, to the Maasai clothes and houses, which are very different to those in England. Some of the children got to dress in Maasai clothes and learnt a little Swahili.
One pupil even had a go at jumping as high as a Maasai warrior! How do you think he did?
The children also joined in with singing a Maasai song and asked lots of very interesting questions, like ‘Do Maasai get arrested if they kill a lion?’ and ‘How many cows do each Maasai family own?’
They also wrote letters to say thank you for the presentations, and drew some fantastic pictures of lions and the Lion Guardians!
Perhaps we will be lucky enough for these school children to hold a fundraising cake sale for the Lion Guardians like the previous class did! Thanks for inviting us to the school. We hope you enjoyed it!