MOOI RIVER KZN ON 25TH JULY
Annie Waterhouse, a volunteer water safety teacher, visited Kwacubela Combined school in Mooi River, KZN:
The principal suggested that I teach Grades 4, 5 and 6 together. I was concerned that this would be too many learners but they were very well behaved and I taught about 50 kids in one classroom.
I managed to get a representative from each of the grades to enact the river saving drama but only used learners from Grade 6 to try CPR on the doll.
There was an enthusiastic repose to learning the Emergency number 10177. As it was such a big group I handed out worksheets (the principal photocopied them for the enlarged group) to be shared between four learners and they co-operated well. We talked about what had occurred in the picture and when all pictures were coloured in I invited a few learners from each grade to tell the story. Some Grade 6 learners were able to do this in English!
The worksheets extend the WATERWISE lesson into other areas of the curriculum and it is proving to be most successful.