Izzy Richards: First Term at Otjikondo

Sack race at Otjikondo, Namibia, taken by Izzy Richards

So here I am, very nearly 3 months into my gap year, and what a 3 months it has been. It is very easy to say there is never a dull day at Otjikondo. You never know whether you’re going to be helping a child with a nose bleed, having a nose bleed yourself, hunting down snakes, pulling bits of scenery out of cupboards or improvising a lesson when you’re suddenly told that you actually have all of Grade 1 for an hour and 20 […]

A spoonful of sugar from St Mary’s, Melrose

Mary Poppins at St Mary's Melrose

We’d like to express our enormous thanks to St Mary’s School, Melrose, for choosing Hazel’s Footprints as the beneficiary of their charity performance of Mary Poppins in March. Pupils at the school put on a stonker of a production with some seriously talented performers.  A combination of ticket sales and bar sales resulted in an amazing donation of £1,383.18. Well done to the actors, the teachers, the parent helpers and everyone who worked so hard to produce such a fantastic show.