GRADE R EXCURSION TO USHAKA MARINE WORLD

It was not necessary to look at the calendar on Wednesday 6th September.
The excitement and buzz at Makabongwe amongst the Grade R’s gave it away
TODAY was the day for the uShaka Marine World excursion.
At 08h45 sharp, 74 learners PLUS 11 educators, boarded the bus organised by GLENWOOD BOYS HIGH SCHOOL.
It was a perfect day – not too hot, and not too cold.
The driver couldn’t help but smile listening to all the happy songs the children sang on route to uShaka.
ANITA and NOKULUNGA were our excellent tour guides who shared information with the children that they would remember and learn.
I even learnt some new facts about sea life and sea creatures that I did not know before. A fish with a closed tail is a slow swimmer. A fish with an open tail in the shape of a V is a fast swimmer.
Our ocean creatures mid morning snack created lots of excitement as the children identified the sea creature biscuits they were eating.
The penguins were rather tame and stayed on the rocks without even jumping in the water and showing off for the audience.
The dolphins on the other hand put on a splendid show and there were many gasps of delight and loud clapping.
Another treat was in store for the children – a Nando’s lunch box with chicken burger and chips and a chicken meal for the educators.

The teachers will continue to re-enforce everything that was learnt at uShaka and more during the next 2 weeks as the children learn as much as possible about WATER.

THANK YOU PERMOSEAL – MANUFACTURERS OF ALCOLIN AND BOSTIK ADHESIVES – FOR SPONSORING THE ENTRANCE FEE
THANK YOU GLENWOOD BOYS HIGH FOR GETTING US SAFELY TO USHAKA AND BACK WITH YOUR VERY DILIGENT DRIVER, MANDLA
THAN YOU NANDOS FOR THE DELICIOUS PICNIC LUNCH.

And so ended another perfect day……
Enjoy these photos

Learning about Penguins
The 5 girls greeting the audience!
A very big, slow moving fish.
Sting Ray
Sea Turtle

Eager boys ready to answer Anita’s questions.
Anita our guide was excellent. She told us very interesting facts about the various inhabitants at uShaka.€b

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