20th October 2015
Many thanks to Miss Potgieter and Miss Msomi who took our Grade 5,6 and 7’s to the Albany Museum in Grahamstown on the 6th October.
It was a worthwhile and interesting outing, where the pupils were able to consolidate work covered in their Social Studies and Natural Science lessons. We explored the Earth and Space display, where we learnt about the Universe, seeing how the planets, sun and moon relate to one another. We were most fortunate to have a taxidermist assist us and explain as we as describe his trade to us. He even took us to his workspace at the back of the Museum and showed us how the animals are prepared and mounted for display in the Museum.
The children had the opportunity to observe the skeletal frames of vertebrates and invertebrates. Our special request was granted in that we were allowed to view a mummy and an interesting discussion followed about the ethics of having a mummy on display.
Before heading home, we visited the Botanical Gardens on the Rhodes University campus nearby. We enjoyed our lunch in beautiful surroundings and even had some time to play a few games.
Thank you to the teachers and well done to all the children!