Water conservation sessions

2019-03-19 06:00
Constantia Primary Grade 5 learners Lusakhanya Makele, Sikelelwa Ajaga, Stanley Makwenda, Preston Schultz, Chulumanco Ngambu with Elvino Rubain Woolworths Education Programme representative.

Constantia Primary Grade 5 learners Lusakhanya Makele, Sikelelwa Ajaga, Stanley Makwenda, Preston Schultz, Chulumanco Ngambu with Elvino Rubain Woolworths Education Programme representative.

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Grade 5 learners from Constantia Primary School acquired water-savvy methods on Wednesday 6 March when the Woolworths Education Programme visited the school to commemorate Water month.

The Programme is run throughout the year, focusing at rolling out Water Conservation interactive learner lessons. It also provides educator resource and related worksheets to the teachers country-wide to carry on with the lessons in their classrooms.

About 388 schools in the Western Cape are part of the programme.

Thando Tladi, Woolworths Education Programme manager, says the water conservation lesson is aligned to the Grade 5 Life Skills curriculum.

“The main messages of the lesson is that water is life and fresh, water is rare so we must not waste or pollute it,” she says.

Learners are taught that it is everyone’s responsibility to conserve water at school and at home and they were impressed with the level of knowledge the learners showed.

“Cape Town learners are generally well informed around water-saving and Constantia Primary were no different,” says Tladi

She says the school did not only give guidelines of water-saving methods to its learners, but it also led by an example as it has water tanks for storing rainwater.

Describing the response by the learners the programme received at the school, Tladi says: “The children love the interactive nature of the class lesson as they dance, sing songs and there is always some healthy competition between learners to entrench the key learning.”

Their programme does not only focus on water-related topics, but it also entails lessons such as Healthy Living is Fun, Eco-systems and Food Webs, Sustainable Farming and The Big Stomp – Our ecological footprint.

Lusakhanya Makele, a learner at the school, says the programme taught her about many ways of saving water as well as water levels, something she did not know about. She says saving water is everyone’s responsibility whether young or old.

Fellow learner Onwaba Mqadu says the programme was fun and addressed some water challenges faced by the city.

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