The girls have a regular Physical Education class two times a week. There is even a government curriculum to guide teachers on the types of activities, sports, and skills to teach, but it is a little unrealistic and several of those sports require equipment that the average school can't afford. For example, we have a badminton racket but no badminton net, and how would we teach these girls to swim?
The girls also have some time for sports and games every day. Twice a week, they have an hour (3:10-4:00 pm) for games and sports after classes before washing up, dinner, and additional homework/prep/study time. The other three days a week, they have 40 minutes of games (like recess) after lunch (1:20-2:00 pm).
All the grades play together, and they do things like hopscotch, kicking around a ball (often ball homemade out of socks), and they especially love volleyball. In fact this year our school's joint girls' volleyball team with the adjacent Enoosaen Primary School won the Sub-County volleyball competition, and one of our girls, Yamat Chamusy was selected to participate as an individual at the provincial level.
Most of their free time is spent playing, and running is part of the activities. And the girls love to run! This is of course associated with being Kenyan. When asked, several of the girls say that running is their favorite thing to do for fun.Photographs and video courtesy NG Staff