The Princess Vlei Forum held a ‘Nature Champions Plant’ at Princess Vlei on the 2 June. Over 120 learners from 5 schools were present at the event and of these Lotus High School, Levana Primary School and Harmony Primary School are three of the Eco-Schools we support. The learners assisted with picking up litter as well as clearing invasive alien plants. Amazingly over 400 plants (all endemic to the area) were planted on the day. Some learners even rescued and relocated some of the local biodiversity.
We often forget that children need to be part of the solution and not just bogged down with doomsday messages. Action days like these give them a sense of community and they walk away with the pride in knowing they have made a difference.