Last week student coordinator Tanita took Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) participants, Camila Olivares from the USA and Pauline Sabalette from France, to visit our adoptive school, Lumukisa Primary. This is her account of the day’s events.
“The two WCE participants and I arrived at the school at about 10:00. I showed them around the school, after which we headed to the Grade R section (which is separate from the rest of the school). Fortunately for us it was break time, so we got to play with the young learners. We pushed them on the swings, and the moment they noticed our cellphones they started posing for pictures.
I left the students with the Grade Rs and went to hand over some bags of flour and maize meal to the principal for the school’s feeding programme. I then went back to Camila and Pauline, and this time I found the learners in full performance mode! They were singing and dancing for the WCE participants, who could hardly see this performance as they were mobbed by some of the other learners who sat on their laps and played with their hair and wanted their attention.
Once break was over, the youngsters returned to their classrooms. We went to the four Grade R classes where the learners were discussing the topic of the week – ‘Our Family’ – and were later given a picture of a family to colour in.
Camila, Pauline and I then left after a very rewarding morning.”
Tanita (Student Co-ordinator)