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2018-11-28 06:01
The Grade 3 children at the museum.

The Grade 3 children at the museum.

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THE Grade 3s made their customary trek down to the coast for their annual sleepover tour.

We left Greytown on Thursday morning and our first destination was Durban’s Natural Science Museum, where we saw many different displays on bird species. What a lot of information.

We then made our way to our accommodation for the night, Wessa Environmental Educational Centre.

The children settled into their dorms and enjoyed their packed lunches before moving on to Treasure Beach for our Rocky Shore adventure. There, they explored the rock pools and sea-life during the low tide.

They saw tiny sea stars, sea cucumbers, spiky sea urchins, many fish, and colourful coral sponges.

After a long, hot, and busy day, a shower was most welcome. Thereafter, we braved the city traffic as we headed to RJ’s Funland in Amanzimtoti. Here, the children were treated to a game of ten pin bowling, dodgem cars, a delicious meal, and tokens to play the arcade games.

Much fun was had and the excitement was evident in the atmosphere. The day was long and full of many wonderful activities, but it was time to head back to Wessa to catch-up on sleep.

The next morning the children gathered their belongings and headed downstairs to do one last sea shore activity — build your own rocky shore — using playdough and seashells.

Our next stop was Flag Farm, where the children loved interacting with the farm animals.

They enjoyed feeding the goats, petting the rabbits, and interacting with the wolves.

The buses were all loaded and we made our way to the last stop of the tour — Spur. We had lunch and an ice cream before taking the long, winding road home.

As the dust settles on another successful Grade 3 trip, we would like to make special mention of Mrs and Mr Manzoor, who accompanied the group.

They gave freely of their time and were a very capable chaperone couple for the group. We are most grateful for their assistance.

A special mention must be made of the Grade 3 children’s good manners and behaviour.

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