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[HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK] The students were jubilant, their adrenaline running high.

Written by: Thumeka Qupuna

South African Education Project strives to include environmental awareness and action through all our programmes in a variety of different ways. Our students go on excursions to learn and raise awareness of environmental issues and to introduce them to careers in this field. In addition to teaching learners about the environment, we also use these activities to develop critical thinking skills, resilience, healthier lifestyles, self-awareness and a broadened view of the world.

South African National Parks vowed to host Vukani Primary School students on their last excursion of the year. The children departed Vukani Primary premises advancing to their educational trip to Boulders and Cape point region that was facilitated by SANPARKS. On their tour, students were taught about human forbidden activities that are threats to marine life such as littering which eventually reaches our oceans and kills marine life. These young minds were also taught about sea animals that live on rocky shores of the sea, having been introduced to sea creatures like starfish, limpets and barnacles.

It was an exciting adventure for these Primary School learners who got to see these animals in real life which they would otherwise only have seen on television.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mr. Shane Everts, Head of Communications and Fundraising, South African Education Project (SAEP) 082 537 8721, Technical Education-related queries: Mr. Donavan Fullard, Chief Executive Officer, South African Education Project (SAEP) MORE ABOUT SAEP A multi-cohort program promoting access and better education outcomes among children and young adolescents.

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