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|Glenwood House learners answering the questions: Isabella Rodgers, Mignon Bettings, Monhe van der Watt and Denise Robertson.|
GEORGE NEWS – This year’s EnviroKids quiz was held at the Moriarty Environmental Centre at the Garden Route Botanical Garden, in celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity.
This exciting project involved Grade 7 learners from Glenwood House, Holy Cross Primary School and Outeniqua Primary School. Each school was represented by a team of 10 learners.
The quiz is a fun way to bring learners from different schools together, and uses the popular WESSA magazine, EnviroKids, as the basis for the questionnaire. A group of four learners from each team answered the questionnaires which involved biodiversity, climate change and Arbor Week themes. The rest of each team made up the audience.
The learners had 30 seconds to each draw something from a forest ecosystem, which caused much laughter, shouts of encouragement and good natured arguing.
With the seriousness of climate change and what is currently happening to our weather patterns, the day was concluded with an activity on what can be done to lessen our carbon footprints. The learners came up with creative ways of expressing their ideas. Glenwood House gave many ideas for taking action to better our environment, Holy Cross addressed the problem of littering with a short act, and Outeniqua Primary entertained with a fantastic song and dance routine.
The final part of the afternoon was spent planting indigenous trees along the railway line of the Garden Route Botanical Garden, adding to the many trees which have already been planted in the garden during this Arbor Week.
WESSA George/Sedgefield supplied the snacks, and CapeNature sponsored of the trophy which was awarded to the winners of the EnviroKids quiz.
Article by Lauren Hughes and Nicholas Lock.
Holy Cross Primary School learners getting the answers right: Reece Rademeyer, Emma Kieley, Cuan Farrenkothen, Caitlyn Price and Wiaan Botha.