Creativity with cardboard wins pupils a trip to U.S.

2011-03-01 00:00

THREE pupils of Eastwood Primary School are heading for the Californian city of Oceanside on Thursday to take part in Green Week 2011.

The pupils are Kayleigh Hoskins (11), Kwanele Magwaza and Noluthando Mabizela (both 12).

Co-founder of The Earth Organisation Pietermaritzburg, Sam Madlala, said the invitation came as a surprise after they had submitted a report to the organisation’s website about a project that the school had successfully completed.

The Earth Organisation encourages pupils and teachers to care about the environment by conducting sustainable development programmes. Yvette Taylor, executive director international, said, “The organisation is so delighted to be able to assist learners from this community to engage with children from another country.”

The pupils will be in California for a week and will be taught how to compost kitchen scraps and garden material, among other activities.

“The three Eastwood pupils were chosen for their outstanding display of creativity using what is deemed as waste,” Madlala explained.

The pupils won a greening contest in which they had to produce useful material from waste. They used cardboard to create posters, candleholders, wire cars and a toy truck.

Principal Dudley Amien said he is happy that the pupils have been made more aware of the environment and that the teachers are interested in sustainable development.

Madlala said they look forward to building a growing relationship between all parties who share a common goal to protect Earth.


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