Schools represent Ugu at Seep Awards

2016-03-03 06:00

SIX schools represented Ugu District at the School Environmental Eduction Programme (Seep) Awards in Durban last Thursday.
Sphakamile, Imbeleni, Bangbizo, Bomvini, Kenteton and Amandawe Primary schools walked away with “green certificates” and educational packs.

At district level Siphakamile Primary in Bhobhoyi came first and received seven green awards.

Gugu Nzimande from Sphakamile Primary said this made them proud, especially because the school is in a rural area.

Nzimande said the programme is not about winning, rather it promotes environmental sustainability.

Mabuyi Zama, Bangibizo Primary co-ordinator explained what Seep is about.

“Seep is a programme in the primary school curriculum in all learning areas - theory and practical.”

She said it equips pupils with environmental sustainability, provides them with an attitude to care and have concern for the environment, adopt behaviours and practices which protect the environment and helps them understand the principles of an ecologically sustainable environment.

Zama encouraged more schools to be involved in Seep.

“We invite more schools to be involved, joining forms can be collected at economic development offices, and joining is free,” she said.

For more information, contact Nzimande on 071 712 3183, Zama on 072 148 4989 or Gigaba on 063 079 5381.

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