Today volunteer WaterWise Instructors Lyndo Ziqubu and Annie Waterhouse visited the Islamic primary school in Mpophomeni. It is situated on the outskirts of the township and retains a lovely rural feel to it. As these learners’ understanding of English is good, Lyndo and Annie were able to co-teach. Using the posters as prompts many children were able to answer correctly when Lyndo ask what the letters in the PLAN stand for.
We still get answers that when we LOOK we might find sharks or crocodiles in the Midlands rivers but mostly the answers were sensible and considered!!
HAZARDS was a new word for them so we explained how important personal safety was when rescuing a friend. After completing the worksheets many of the learners wrote a short story about what was happening in the scene in the worksheet. Their written English was fair, showing sound understanding of grammar and punctuation. A very pleasant morning in the hills above the township.