Children learn about Lion Guardians
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!
Hi Lion Guardians,
I have renewed my sponsorship of Kamunu for the next 6 months. Hope all is well on Eselenkei. Please pass on my regards to Kamunu and his family.
Greetings Brenton! Thank you so much for your continued support of Kamunu and the Lion Guardians project. This means a lot to Kamunu and gives him great pride to know that someone on the other side of the world is sponsoring him and sharing in his work saving his local lions. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
Dear Amy and Philip,
Thank-you for visiting my school. I enjoyed your talk very much and I’m tempted to go to Kenya myself!
I am glad you liked my picture and I read the letter you sent to our school. I have been practising drawing at school different wild animals like elephants and zebras so I can send you another picture. I don’t understand why the Maasai people put thrones in their ears,dosen’t it hurt them? (They look very beautiful in the photograghs though.)
I read your whole website,once I started I couldn’t stop,it was so interesting! I also read about the lion killing the baby giraffe. I neally cried and then
understood why the villagers get angry when it happens to their cattle.
But I love lions and could never bring myself to dislike them.Then I also remembered how they have to find and kill their own food,while we just get ours ready from the supermarket! If I go to Kenya I’II tell the people until their ears swell : SAVE THE LIONS,DON’T LET THEM DIE OUT BECAUSE THEIR SUCH GORGEOUS CREATURES!!! I wish I could be there
helping you!Hope to see you again before I leave Westbury House in June and go to Secondary School, but I’II still read your website.
Thank you very much for your comment. It’s great that you have been drawing pictures of wild animals and also that you read the whole website!
It is brilliant that you agree that lions should be conserved, and I hope you tell all your friends too. It sounds like you have some really good ideas. Maybe if you study biology when you go to secondary school you will be able to work in wildlife conservation when you are older!