17 students and 2 teachers from King's College in Auckland, New Zealand have spent an enjoyable few days at Antelope Park following a tour through Botswana and Zimbabwe. During their stay, the students experienced a day as Antelope Park volunteers. They assisted with enclosure cleaning, caring for the resident elephants and horses, preparing for lion and cub feeds, as well as enjoying a walk with the lions and spending time with the younger cubs. They also visited the ALERT Education Centre (AEC), where the group was very impressed with both the artwork decorating the walls of ‘Africa's best classroom’ and the Conservation Education curriculum offered to local school children.
Prior to embarking on their African adventure, the students raised money to enable them to donate to worthy causes in Africa. Following a tour of the site of the new Midlands Children’s Hope Centre orphanage, the students generously presented $650 to help support the on-going work of the orphanage, and a further $650 that will be used to support the AEC.
ALERT and Antelope Park would like to thank the students and teachers of King's College for their support.
Volunteers for a day at Antelope Park
Antelope Park General Manager Nathan Webb is pictured with staff and students from King's College, Auckland