New lab promises better learning

2016-10-05 06:00
THE Science laboratory of the Castle Bridge School was officially opened on 26 September. Dignitaries cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque. From the left are Khwezi Mazibuko and Billy Bleeker (directors of the sponsor), British Khoarai (deputy director-general of the Department of Education in the Free State), Gabriel Da-niels (Castle Bridge principal) and Eben Sutherland (director of the sponsor).  Photo: Teboho Setena

THE Science laboratory of the Castle Bridge School was officially opened on 26 September. Dignitaries cut the ribbon and unveiled the plaque. From the left are Khwezi Mazibuko and Billy Bleeker (directors of the sponsor), British Khoarai (deputy director-general of the Department of Education in the Free State), Gabriel Da-niels (Castle Bridge principal) and Eben Sutherland (director of the sponsor). Photo: Teboho Setena

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LEARNING and teaching of Science at Bloemfontein’s Castle Bridge Combined School is envisaged to be of high quality, with the availability of a fully-fledged Science laboratory.

The dream of such a facility has been made possible by entities Engen and Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop through sponsorship.

A whopping R360 000 has been invested into this educational facility which will expose learners to exciting real-world technology and career paths available to those who aspire to pursue Science and Technology.

Funding has covered extensive renovations, exterior and interior, of the flooring, chalkboards, white boards and furniture in 20 classrooms.

The funders officially opened the lab on Monday, 26 September, at a function attended by the school’s management and members of the Free State Department of Education.

Khwezi Mazibuko, Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop co-director, says the decision to support the school was based on its impressive matric results.

Last year, the school attained a 100% matric pass rate under the leadership of Gabriel Daniels, principal.

“Investing in education and science goes a long way in improving the quality of education, teaching and learning as well as positively changing society.

“We are proud to be supporting the school by investing in a Science and Mathematics lab.

“The lab is far-reaching in advancing learning and producing future scientists,” says Mazibuko.

Established in 1994, Castle Bridge caters for predominantly black gr. R to gr. 12 learners.

British Khoarai, deputy director general of the Free State Department of Education, says the lab will challenge the myth that black learners are not excelling in Science and Mathematics.

Castle Bridge is a competitive school producing excellent results.

Previously, the Free State Department of Education almost shut down the school after not meeting requirements and giving poor results.

“Things have changed at this school. The 100% matric pass rate and sourcing funding from the private sector to open a Science lab is testimony,” says Khoarai.

He further highlighted former learner Patrick Chirilele’s achievement in a school Science competition, with little resources, as a proof of positive behaviour and passion for learning.

Chirilele obtained second place in the school Science competition and now studies at the University of the Free State (UFS).

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