The school day starts off with assembly every morning. The students line up, boys on one side and girls on the other, and recite the following, in order: the Lesotho national anthem, a scripture reading, the Lord’s Prayer, a hymn and, finally, announcements. The students are less than thrilled to be there, sort of like my high school classmates during the Pledge of Allegiance. The assembly is meant to be a reminder of pride, faith and their responsibilities as students. Some days they sing with full gusto, others mumble or skip parts.
Here are a few photos I snapped one chilly morning.