Trash transformed to fly dreams

2015-09-29 06:00
Lotus High School pupils performed the Khoi legend “The great bird race” for a parade in Grassy Park on the weekend, with a mantis created from plastic waste. At the back from left are Mushfiqa Wuig, Octavia Daniels, Tim Felix, Warda Ganief and Nadin

Lotus High School pupils performed the Khoi legend “The great bird race” for a parade in Grassy Park on the weekend, with a mantis created from plastic waste. At the back from left are Mushfiqa Wuig, Octavia Daniels, Tim Felix, Warda Ganief and Nadin

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The junk gatherer uses her bird “staff” to attract discarded and reusable detritus. The birds will find uses for these things which humans love only for a moment.

This was the inspiration behind this year’s “Flight of dreams” parade, which took place in Grassy Park on Saturday.

Sixty schoolchildren had spent Saturdays creating puppets for the parade, which is organised by the Princess Vlei Forum to create awareness about the birdlife and other natural life at Princess Vlei.

Bridgette Pitt of the Princess Vlei Forum says this year the parade was organised to create awareness about pollution, and the litter that clogs the vlei and its surroundings.

“This pollution is unsightly and poses a major threat to the wildlife at the vlei,” she says.

To highlight the issue, the puppets were created from discarded plastic bottles and other recycled materials by pupils of Lotus High School and Hyde Park and John Graham primary schools.

The parade also featured a performance of the Khoi legend “The great bird race” by pupils of Lotus High. The performance incorporated puppets, movement and music.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.