Farming activities on the school site offer an important practical experience for Kisima students. The produce also helps to supplement the food stuff that the school buys for meals.
The crops grown include spinach, kale, potatoes, maize, peas and carrots. In addition to this, the school has a greenhouse where tomatoes, onions and peppers are grown.
All the students are involved in agricultural activities at some point but the Young Farmers’ Club, which meets once a week, has a particularly active role.
The Form Four Agriculture students also have a project each year where they are examined on the quality of their crop, how they carry out the exercise and a written report on the activity; examples of the crop grown include cabbages, carrots and kale.
As well as crops, the school has a flock of goats who spend most of the day grazing on the playing field.
Kisima has a three acre farm about three kilometres away from the school, where crops such as maize, cabbages and carrots are grown for consumption at school.
A water pan has been excavated which collects run-off water when it rains, for use in dry seasons. There is also a small house where our farm worker lives.
At times, the Kisima students walk to the farm to help with planting and harvesting, putting theory from their Agriculture lessons into practice.