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Shamwari Education Blog April 2016

Shamwari – BFF Education Blog
April 2016
Written by Sidney Clay, Education Officer

This month I had ten groups from two schools. One school sent eight groups and the other two groups. 

The eight groups were a lovely bunch from Westering Primary School and it was mostly girls that were in seven groups and the last group was only boys. They were all lovely - but boys are boys. The children saw a lot of animals on the game drives and most of them saw all the Born Free cats, only a few didn’t get to see the leopard triplets.  Westering Primary School visits us every year with all their grade 4 classes. The learners enjoyed themselves and they saw a lot of animals in their natural habitat.

Phindiswa, one of our interns showing animal skulls to the learners

Game Drive time
Back from game drive

We also had a hockey team from Cape Town, on its way to play in Grahamstown. The girls told me that most of them had never been on a game viewing trip. Some had never seen some of the animals live and close. To them it was an experience of a lifetime and they won’t forget such an experience.

The Wynberg Hockey team

As this was a big group, we had to conduct a split program. We divided the group into two, one group went on game drive while the other was doing the Born Free tour, seeing our rescued lions and leopards.

Animals seen on game drive

The Wynberg School hockey team wrote us a very nice letter, thanking everyone involved in their tour.  

That will be all for this month.

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