Kaptagat Prospectus 1969

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  Riding The School has a memorable history of Horsemanship having been invited on a number of occasions to present displays at the Agricultural Show in Nairobi. A Musical Ride was also presented before Her Majesty, the Queen Mother.
      Children may bring to school as many books as they wish at the beginning of or during term.
    Expeditions It is not so easy to arrange expeditions here as it is in England nevertheless an effort is made.
    The Kenya Polo team has in recent years included a number of former Kaptagat Riding pupils.
      The most recent was a school party of twelve (including some Old Boys and Girls) who succeeded in reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.)
    The School now has its own Riding School of twenty ponies under the supervision and instruction of a most experienced instructor.
          Mount Longonot has been climbed and a descent made to the floor of the Kerio Valley.
    Schooling is carried out and the children ride in the paddock and also in the nearby country.
      Visits are made to Tea Estates, Factories and Agricultural enterprises when the opportunities present themselves.
    Stable management and study of the horse are included in the courses which are graded according to proficiency.
      Activities Each day is arranged so that children have some free time in which they may follow their own occupations and interests. There are Stamp, Chess, Film, Modelling and Nature Study Clubs under the supervision of members of the Staff.
    A Golden Horseshoe Ride is organized every December during which senior boys and girls in the school ride from Kaptagat to Equator, a distance of nearly forty miles.
          During the weekends there is organized entertainment for those children who wish to take part. A Master or Mistress is on duty to arrange games, walks, swimming, dancing or whatever is required. It is emphasized that there is no persuasion whatsoever for children to take part in this entertainment, they can use their weekend leisure as they wish.
  Drama For many years presentation of plays at Kaptagat has been notable.
    Recent productions have included
    The Three Cavaliers   The Silver Curlew
    Once upon a Time   Listen to the Wind
                      A School Sailing Club has recently been inaugurated. It is limited to twelve members who sail, under supervision, on the dam at Lessos.
    There is much interest in modern dance and movement. Ballroom dancing is also taught.
      Old Kaptagat Society When children leave the School it is hoped that their parents will allow a small charge on the last term's account. This will entitle their children to become members of the Old Kaptagat Society, which by distribution of News Letters and an Annual Dinner keeps Old Boys and Girls informed about the School and in touch with one another.
  Library The School has an extensive library and every effort is made to cultivate in the children a taste for literature.
    Children are encouraged to read at least one library book a week.