Centre for International Education (CIE)

School A - girls

This drawing of a school was made by girls in Zimbabwe, on which they have placed green and red stickers. Green stickers indicate places where they feel safe, red stickers where they feel at risk. The drawing shows a number of school buildings: the Administration Office (including the Staff Room) is in the centre foreground, with a car park and a classroom block (Form One) on the left, and a Garden with trees on the right. Behind the administration block is the Food and Nutrition building (cookery department) and the Tuckshop. To the left of these is the Laboratory and to the right behind the garden are the Form 3 and Form 4 Blocks. At the far end of the school grounds on the right side are the Agricultural Shed, the Teacher’s House, the Form 2 Block and, on the left behind some trees, the Laboratory, behind which are the Woodwork Room and the Toilets. On the left edge of the drawing is a road. The girls have marked with green stickers as ‘safe’ areas: the Toilets, Woodwork Room, Laboratory, Food and Nutrition block, Administration Office, Form 4 Block and Garden. They placed red stickers (unsafe areas) on the Tuckshop (with the caption ‘Mr Mlambo during the lesson’), the open area to the left of the drawing (probably the playground), the Staff Room (with the caption ‘staff members’), the Teacher’s House (with the caption ‘big dogs’), and an open area between the teacher’s house and the toilets marked with the words ‘Boys Boys’, indicating that this is where the boys congregate (with the caption ‘they take alcohol’). The road on the left edge of the drawing is also marked with a red sticker, with the caption ‘out of bounds’.