The Department of Education has clamped down on school outings - apparently because some teachers opted for going on multiple excursions and didn't bother to teach. Nowaday kids aren't allowed to go on an outing unless it includes exercises to develop literacy and numeracy skills. Fair enough.
Wendy has developed worksheets and activities for different age groups, and is currently testing them on various trial groups. Here are some pics which she sent me:
Grinding ochre - like the Khoikhoi used to:
Wendy writes: The cobra/rinkhals is definitely the most popular animal and the security guy has a really hard time keeping them from standing on the plants because they all want to crowd around the snake. I am getting better at crowd control.
I was shocked to see a child writing that spiders eat plants!!!! This garden is really important for these city kids to learn the basics.
Go for it Wendy - good work!