Written by Sincil Sports College

On Monday 18th November three of our teachers set off on an adventure of a lifetime – visiting our Link School, Times Choice Academy (TCA) in Debre Ziet, Ethiopia.

We exchange work with TCA three times a year to share experiences about our schools, life styles and culture. Last year 2 of our teachers visited TCA and strengthened the links between the two schools with the help of Link Ethiopia.

At TCA

One of the aims of this years’ visit was to use Sports Leaders to teach the Ethiopian pupils at how to play Rounders’. Whilst at TCA we met our sponsor children, Lidiya and Samirawit. We gave them a Sincil t-shirt along with a small gift each.

TCA had organised a fun packed week from us with visits to the National Museum, Link Ethiopia Office, TCA, the pre-race pasta party with Haile Gebrselassie, The Great Ethiopian Run itself and lots of lovely restaurants.

We tried a variety of Ethiopian food over the week, including Tibbs, Fetira, Injera, Dora Wat to mention a few and enjoyed every meal.

The final day was race day, it was the 13th Annual Great Ethiopian Run, this is the biggest race in Africa, 37,000 people took part in the 10km race – a great achievement in a great atmosphere at 8000ft altitude, it was tough but we completed it!

A big thank you to the staff and pupils at Times Choice Academy and the staff at Link Ethiopia for looking after us for the week.