The Polytechnic School Viana
Digging Deep into your Profession is the headline for the first period of 8th Grade. The students attended theory classes, discussed what they thought about their chosen profession, and listed questions they wanted answered. They learned about basic concepts of energy and electricity, caring for the environment, and taking responsibility including with respect to running the school together. As the days and weeks passed they learned more and more about energy. The Community Health Agent students did the same but with respect to all aspects of health. All the students began to have an impact on the community around the school, organizing malaria prevention campaigns, checking the health systems in place at local homes, planting trees, inspecting electrical installations, participating in vaccination campaigns, holding open days and organizing football tournaments.
On conclusion of the above period, the students sat exams where they did much better in the oral, People’s Exam than in the written exams.
Focus on Angola is the current period, and so far the students have spent three days investigating health, energy, water sanitation, culture, farming and fishing in Caquila. They also made a display about the provinces in Angola.