Rhino Art Africa hits Jeffreys Bay

2015-08-27 06:01

EDUPUPPETS member Stacey Kay recently teamed up with the Rhino Art EC team, Dave Pattle and Andrew Stewart, for the roll out of their youth-art conservation initiative at Pellsrus Primary School in Jeffreys Bay.

The aim of this initiative is to gather the largest number of Children’s Art Voices ever recorded in support of rhino conservation and to use these “hearts and minds” messages from the youth as a worldwide call to action against rhino poaching.

“I came into contact with Stacey at the Absa Kirkwood Wildsfees where my daughters enjoyed EduPuppets Rhino Tale production. I thought it would be a wonderful idea to collaborate with her to give more impact to the presentation we do at schools.

“This has proven to be a great advantage in reiterating our message as the children are more focused and enjoy the interaction and participation with the puppet,” says Dave Pattle.

Apart from the educational presentation the youth receive on conservation, they also participate in an art competition where the winner receives a bicycle. The session also involves the Rhino Shout Out Challenge where schools are recorded on film shouting out the phrase: “Stop killing our rhinos!” Teachers of the school then nominate another school to participate in the challenge

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