Term 2 is in full swing and Class 5 students from the fifteen schools participating in the TKP have been performing a short play for their classmates as a reinforcement activity for the lesson on pollution.
The play deals with issues of water pollution within the rural communities in which these children live and addresses good hygiene practices.
The ‘actors’ were given only fifteen minutes to prepare the play – their teachers enthusiastically involved themselves in the process. The teachers have now expressed an interest in developing and rehearsing the drama with the Class 5 students with the intention of performing the play for the entire school at a later date.
Every Friday one of the fifteen participating schools visits the sanctuary for a day of fun-filled educational activities. The latest addition to the day’s programme being the Recycling Game played at the Congo Dam.
One person, in a team of three, is blind-folded and, using the directions given to them from their team-mates, has to correctly place different pictures of ‘rubbish’ items in three baskets: “Burn & Bury”; “Re-Use” or “Compost”.
The two members of the team giving the oral directions are not allowed to touch the blind-folded person. In this way, the game also builds communication skills and team work.