Mkoba 4 Primary School go shumba spotting
March 5 2013

The Special Needs class from Mkoba 4 Primary School enjoyed an exciting visit to Antelope Park recently. 

Community Volunteer Ennio describes the day:

‘The kids of the Mkoba 4 Primary School Special Needs class are very dear to all the community volunteers, so we decided to treat them to a visit to Antelope Park.  We picked them up from school early in the morning, where we also met some of their relatives.  Then it was straight to the new ALERT Education Centre for a lesson in tracks and signs by teacher Staben.

Following the theory lesson, the kids got to look for tracks themselves during a game drive through the Park.  While on the drive, they were excited to spot zebras, giraffes, impalas, wildebeest and even elephants.

Volunteers provided snacks and refreshments before the grand finale of the day – a private tour of the Breeding Program.  Most the kids had never seen a lion before, so they were understandably impatient to finally spot a Shumba.  Our guide, Moses, talked to them about the lions while they watched them prowling around their enclosures.  All of the kids were in awe and even a little afraid of these majestic animals.

The Special Needs class had an absolutely perfect time that they’ll probably remember forever.’

Last month, the School also held a sports day for its students.  Volunteers went along to support the Special Needs class, who were cheered on as they participated enthusiastically in athletics and running events.

Find out how you can volunteer at Mkoba 4 Primary School here.

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