oa East African Geographical Review - Student fieldwork at a Mombasa school

Volume 1966, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



Saintly geographers preach the virtues of local studies for which I, sinning, have ever found precious little school time. During my own H.S.C. pupilship one occasionally saintly teacher asked some of us each to carry out a local study, and I asked the same of the fifth form at Shimo la Tewa School. Mombasa, in 1965 with results that encourage me to continue the scheme. Although the standard may vary and even fall short, yet this work has appreciable value for the pupils and for their school.

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