Hermannsburg happenings

2019-04-24 06:02
photo: suppliedHermannsburg’s Koekoe Olivier (right) handed over 120 eco-bricks collected in the High School over the past four months to Rene Morcom, project leader for Eco-ikhaya.

photo: suppliedHermannsburg’s Koekoe Olivier (right) handed over 120 eco-bricks collected in the High School over the past four months to Rene Morcom, project leader for Eco-ikhaya.

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ON March 27 the European Union(EU) parliament voted on, and passed, the Single-Use Plastics Directive, which comes into full effect from 2021. As a proud Eco-school member and a school which seeks to preserve and protect the environment, we have taken a similar decision.

As of January 1, 2021 the same single-use plastics banned by the EU will be banned at our school. Plastic ear bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and polystyrene containers will be banned and alternatives made of paper, wood or metal will take their places.

Our school continues to collect single-use plastic to make eco-bricks, and the foundations of a house for a four-member, child-headed family were laid last week under the auspices of the Eco-ikhaya Project. The plans and the construction are being voluntarily overseen by a qualified architect; no fewer than 2 500 eco-bricks have been collected, and another 2 500 are needed to complete the house. Our thanks go to the Hermannsburg and Greytown communities who have supported this initiative — let’s continue collecting to complete the house.

Our Grade 8 and Grade 9 pupils spent the whole week before Easter on an eco-project centred around finding ways to reduce, eliminate and recycle plastic.

All their subject teachers contributed to guiding them through the project, from the language teachers to the geography, history, economics, mathematics and natural sciences teachers, as the pupils delved deeper into the implications of the ubiquitous use of plastic in our society.

On the sports fields, our hockey boys played against Wartburg in Hermannsburg. The first team played valiantly but ended 0-4, while the U15 team ended on 1-2 with Benjamin Rabe scoring Hermannsburg’s goal. — Supplied.

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