WESTERN CAPE DIE VOORTREKKERS GRADE 7 BUY A PENGUIN HOME
October 03, 2009 by dyertrust
On Wednesday, 30 September, we took a drive to Bettys Bay to meet with the Grade7 students of Die Voortrekker. Every year that grade gets together to learn more about the African Penguin, and together they bought a very important piece of real estate: an African Penguin house on Dyer Island.
The class had been educated about the severe decline of the African Penguin population around the Southern African coastline, and how these houses are being used to increase the breeding success of the penguins. Following their generous donation, the class was provided with a certificate of recognition for their purchase (their title deed), and given a quiz on the status and facts of the African Penguin by Brenda Walters, of DICT, who was impressed by their knowledge and passion.That afternoon they were visiting the colony at Stony Point where the management of the reserve (Overstrand Municipality) were keeping aside a lightly oiled penguin to enable further education before its transfer to Sanccob.
A special thanks to the Voortrekkers Grade7 (2009) and their educator,Danette Smith