I don't know
how you found us (the school) but I will give you what I know.
Legend has it that in about 1894, 2 visitors to the region, Posselt and Cleveland, shot a Guinea Fowl which landed in scrub. As they went to retrieve their bag they noticed a depression in the ground which turned out to be ancient gold workings. The claims were pegged and became known as the Guinea Fowl Mine. In 1940 the British Government established the air force training school close to the mine and in 1945, at the end of the war, was changed to a Mining Training School called Guinea Fowl. The mine training centre was closed in 1947 and in 1948 Guinea Fowl High School took over the facilities and developed them until the school closed in 1978 due to the war in Rhodesia and dwindling numbers of enrolments of students - the school is 15 Km away from any form of civilisation and the threat of attack by terrorist caused concern for parents at that time.
The school reopened in 1998 but unfortunately the traditions that grew over the years 1948 to 1978 have changed along with the political order in Zimbabwe. What a mess Mugabe has made of a once magnificent country. The Roll of Honour list all the school boys who lost their lives fighting for their country from 1965 (UDI) to 1980 when the country was handed over to the megalomaniac Mugabe and his henchmen to rape and pillage. History has witnessed this!!
I have visited your website and I find it most interesting that you breed Guinea Fowl in the USA. As schoolboys we had many of them as pets and one thing I do remember in particular was that the plumage of the birds changed from the normal blue/black with white spots to a plain white or off white colour as we bred them in captivity. When I say "captivity", it is not in the true sense of the word as our birds had free reign over the whole school and could revert to the wilds if they wanted but for some unknown reason this change in plumage did occur.
I will circulate the members of our old boys association with your web address as I am sure many of them will be interested in your book. I now live in Johannesburg, South Africa and planning to move to Perth, in Australia. Living in a city is not what I enjoy but we all have to make a living some how and I do yearn for my days as a schoolboy with millions of hectares of wild bush to use as our playground.
Please let me know how you found out about our website.
and best wishes
Guinea Fowl School