Back to Schools

After a long hiatus from engaging with learners and schools on a regular basis, our education team is grateful for every opportunity we have to engage within a COVID-conscious setting.

We spent some time with Bergvliet Primary school’s grade 2 – 7 learners from 31 May – 4 June. They learnt about insects and their role in nature, the parts of a plant and why plants are important. They also learnt about food chains, the medicinal properties of our indigenous plants, saving water and fossils.

Grade 2 and 3 learners were very happy to meet our puppet Drippy the water droplet, who told them all about the importance of saving water. The grade 4 and 5 learners had plenty of fun learning about the importance of plants and insects, and making bees with recyclable materials.

Grade 6 learners were taken back in time to meet the weird and wonderful creatures that roamed earth many years ago and even got to make their own fossils! Grade 7 learners were excited to learn about the value of our indigenous plants and enjoyed some medicinal teas.

In accordance with Covid-19 protocols, social distancing was maintained during lessons, learners and facilitators wore masks throughout the lessons and sanitiser was provided during and after each activity. A total of 507 learners attended.

During this past term we also hosted in-school lessons Lourier Primary, West End Primary, Hillwood Primary, Somerset College and a day programme at our Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Centre with Harmony Primary.