Deputy minister visits school

2016-05-18 06:00
Photo: supplied Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson addresses pupils of Bongimfundo Primary School.

Photo: supplied Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson addresses pupils of Bongimfundo Primary School.

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DEPUTY Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson visited Bongimfundo Primary School recently.

The purpose of her visit was to see how pupils use the computer room and the permaculture project that commenced early in April.

Speaking to the pupils Thomson said: “Earth is our only environment and we all have to play our part in taking care of it. We all have to get into the habit of reducing, recycling and reusing our waste products. Even electrical items are recycled.”

She was accompanied by the MEC of agriculture Cyril Xaba and the director Allan Werth of SIMS Recycling Solution.

The deputy minister assured the pupils that the relevant agricultural department will assist the school in harvesting rain water by providing more water tanks and other items that the school will need to progress in its permaculture project.

Commenting on the school, she complimented the principal and staff for the cleanliness and the discipline of the pupils.

Principal Pitamber Ramgathi thanked the deputy minister and all other officials both from national and provincial government saying: “It is an honour and privilege for our school to be visited by you. We acknowledge your presence and generosity towards our school.”

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