Linking Geography to Literacy 6 Apr 2011

Tamar Class have been looking at the customs of the Masai tribe of Kenya, considering whether they should continue their traditions, or whether they are potential health risks. We were amazed to discover that blood letting and changing the shape of their earlobes were just two unusual customs. Tamar wrote arguments which provided evidence on both sides. We discussed the importance of traditions and ceremonies for the Masai and compared them with some of our own, such as tattooing and smoking. Luckily, Dr Roberts was able to tell us about the tribe, as he had studied with another doctor in Kenya. He was amazed by their sense of fun and remembers them as a tribe who were always laughing! Make sure you read our arguments, which are displayed opposite the music Cupboard, outside the Hall.