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2017-11-08 06:01
Wembley Senior Primary Conquesta Diamond and Platinum winners.

Wembley Senior Primary Conquesta Diamond and Platinum winners.

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THE future of space travel and colonisation may seem like science fiction, but now scientists are developing new technologies and inventions to make travel to Mars a reality.

The Form 2 pupils were asked questions like, “Do you think this is good thing?”, “What would it take to live on Mars?”

Pupils had to look at the human components of space colonisation and exploration by determining the types of people and jobs needed to run a colony on another planet as well as examine the infrastructure of a space colony and also think about the social structures like laws, rules, and government institutions needed for successful colonisation.

They were divided into groups of four and assigned a task in terms of the following roles - scientist, personnel director, resource specialist and government specialist to become part of a Nasa team planning for the first human colony on Mars.

A great deal of work had to be done to pull all this together.

The teams had to create PowerPoint presentations to Nasa officials to illustrate their recommendations. These presentations had to persuade the officials that their team could establish a successful colony on Mars.

Pupils also had to use PowerPoint’s multimedia features, including sound, animation and transitions, to present their reports clearly and effectively. The timeline given to do extensive research, planning and the presentation was roughly a month. The presentations were phenomenal and extremely well-planned.

The Conquesta results have arrived and we are proud of the children’s efforts and achievements. Special mention must be made of Kayla Fourie, Marsel Johnson and Elri de Nysschen, who obtained 100% in the Afrikaans Language Conquesta.

On Friday, we had our last Lego Club of the year. Much fun was had by teachers and children and once again we realised that “free play” is such fun, and important for creative enrichment.

The Foundation Phase (grades RRRR, RRR, RR, R, Grade 1 and Grade 2) were treated to a puppet show by Heather Tomlinson on Friday, 3 November.

A little drummer boy is preparing for the annual Christmas Eve concert. Everyone in the village is preparing.

There is much excitement - from sunrise to sunset - as the Christmas story is told in a unique South African way.

Don’t miss out on our new bus service from Hermannsburg to Wembley in 2018.

If you are looking for an easy transport option for your children, join the Wembley family and become part of our bus system. Wembley is making life easier for parents in outlying areas - don’t miss the bus.

Contact Wembley College office on 033 413 2677 or 033 417 2180 or email head@wembleycollege.co.za if you are interested in this new service.

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