Nyakabungo Girls Secondary School
Mary Wood Day 2020
Mary Wood Day, 2020, was held on March 8th, to coincide with International Women's Day.
This is so appropriate, as it celebrates strong women everywhere, as well as remembering and giving thanks for Mary Wood, and her vision for the importance of girls' education, in particular at NGSS.
This year, Oliver and Clare were able to take part in the day - a thanksgiving service in the hall first, with a sermon and speeches, and with music provided by the newly acquired music system. Parents and guardians of Mary Wood Trust sponsored girls had been invited to join in the service and celebrations. As often happens on these occasions, the heavens opened just as the service finished, and there was a rush to run across the school grounds to reach the staff room for lunch, without getting too wet! But we are always told that "rain is a blessing!" and before long the sun came out again so that the girls could enjoy some sports, races, tug of war, modelling of clothes and finally, what they had all been waiting for, a chance to dance - both local dances and disco. Even some of the mothers joined in!
It was a very successful day and I believe that Mary Wood would have approved and been happy to see such contented girls, having fun.