Ikhaya Pre-Primary School Children Experience the Miracles of the Ocean

Friday the 11th of April all 82 learners, guided by 7 teachers and volunteers, went on their very first outing to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town!

Ikhaya Pre Primary School LearnersAt the first sight of seeing the bus, which was going to take the youth between the ages of 2 to 6 years old to Cape Town, the youngest children were somewhat frightened of its size. They had never been in such a big bus before. Once being remembered about their joyful day ahead, their fears vanished as quickly as they had appeared.

For some of the youngsters the ride itself was an event on its own as they all enjoyed the sights on the way to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town, one of the aquariums’ most popular puppet show: ‘’Keep the beach clean’’ was waiting for the children.

The interactive puppet show involved the children in the story line, allowing them to explore creatures of the underwater world such as sharks, dolphins, crabs and starfishes. The hidden message of the show was the environmental impact of polluting the ocean, making it both a fun and learning experience for young and old.

Afterwards, we had the opportunity to have a look at all the amazing animals living in the huge water tanks. The children visibly enjoyed the enormous variety of big and small fish, but the sharks were definitely the highlight of the entire day.

Before going back to the busses, the children had the opportunity to feel seaweed, starfishes and stones at the aquarium. Although a bit hesitant at first, all learners had a try resulting in all sorts of sound from screaming to laughing and giggling.

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