Hermannsburg Happenings

2017-04-05 06:04
The Hermannsburg Grade 1 to Grade 6 pupils visit uShaka Marine World and were fascinated by the penguins, before going to the dolphinarium and other displays.

The Hermannsburg Grade 1 to Grade 6 pupils visit uShaka Marine World and were fascinated by the penguins, before going to the dolphinarium and other displays.

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IT was with great excitement that the primary school pupils boarded the bus last Tuesday to be whisked away to uShaka Marine World for a day of learning and experiencing the wonder of nature in a marine setting.

The next day was spent at the Bird of Prey Sanctuary outside Pietermaritzburg and on a game farm nearby. The close proximity of the birds and the African veld once again wowed our pupils and brought a fresh appreciation of our natural heritage.

Our thanks go to the hosts at each of these venues, and to KwaSizabantu, who hosted our primary school pupils for the last day of their excursions, showing them around the various industries at the mission station.

They were taken on a tour of, among others, the auditorium (which seats 10 000 people), the aQuellé factory (learning that aqua means water and Quelle is German for source), the hothouses where they grow peppers for companies like Woolworths, Spar and more, as well as visiting the broadcasting rooms of Radio Khwezi.

We trust our teachers and pupils are enjoying a well-deserved holiday with friends and family, and wish them all safe travels during this time, but none more so that the Grade 10 pupils and their visiting partners from Germany, who arrived last week.

The well-established, annual Germany Exchange Programme with HAP Grieshaber Gymnasium (formerly Bildungszentrum-Nord, Reutlingen) started well with the arrival of the German partners last Wednesday. After sitting in on lessons, they are currently at White Elephant Lodge in north-eastern KZN, experiencing the African bush for the first time with their South African partners.

They will spend time with their host families in the coming week, before returning to Hermannsburg for the final part of their stay with us.

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