Thursday 7th March
This was a much tamer excursion although we had to still keep watchful eyes on our 3 years olds who were fascinated with all the birds and wanted to stroke their beaks!
We headed off in 3 cars and arrived safely at Mitchell Park. Each educator / volunteer had only 3 children to manage.
The plan was to walk around the park showing the children ALL the birds, animals, flowers and anything else interesting we could see.
We pointed out shapes and colours and imitated the noises some of the animals made.
We saw many different kinds of birds and a tortoise that is over 100 years old!
A very interesting animal that the Makabongwe children had never seen before was an ILAMA and an EMU (looks like an ostrich)
After our mid morning snack, the children enjoyed some free playtime in the playground.
A treat is always the delicious fresh hot dogs Melissa makes and delivers to the excursion venue – Thursday was no exception.
Green Group was VERY quiet that afternoon and no children resisted a little nap!
THANK YOU to all our sponsors who made this excursion possible
Jessica Williams, Lella and Christie Kent for lifts
MASTERBAKE for the hot dog rolls
BLUFF MEAT SUPPLY for the Vienna sausages
Garth Kloppenburg from Botanic Gardens who sponsored the entrance fee