Last half term, Primary 2 really enjoyed finding out about a little village in Brunei called Kampong Ayer. We compared it to the towns and villages where we live and there were so many differences. We were excited to learn that it's actually a water village, with all of the houses, shops and even the school built on stilts!
We found out more about life in Kampong Ayer - the houses, the schools, the people, the weather and climate and the wildlife. We discovered that if the villagers want to travel to the nearest city they have to take a water taxi. This looked like fun! We also watched video clips of some local children walking along the wooden bridges to visit their friends. Some of them even cycled and we were worried they might fall into the water, but they didn't because it's their way of life and they do it every day.
We found Kampong Ayer on a world map and made our own passports, then decided where we would all like to travel to in the future. What a wonderful surprise when one of our Y2 boys discovered that his Mum had actually been to the area years ago! She had taken some fantastic photos whilst she was on a boat trip and he brought them in to show us. We were all fascinated and it was so interesting to see the houses on stilts.
What an enjoyable Geography topic this was!