Building Technology lessons at Pakati Secondary school

Photo by Mr Kahuni, June 2019

Building Technology and Design is one of three practical subjects being taught at Pakati, alongside Agriculture, and Fashion & Fabrics.

Photo by Mr Kahuni, June 2019

Here in the lesson in the photos, Form 4 students (GCSE year), students are learning to raise and construct walls of buildings, so that when they finish school they can be attached to professionals within the community to build houses.

Photo by Mr Kahuni, June 2019

The main aim of this practical work is to teach the students how to use tools such as spirit levels, trowels and shovels. They are gaining skills which may set them on a useful career path.

Thought I would give it a go…..September 2018


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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