I kicked off my weekend at Eikendal primary school for a fun Scavenger Hunt. I made the clean up a bit fun for the 30 grade 7 pupils who took part in the activity.
As routine, I introduced myself, Miss Earth and what we’re about. I handed out the pages explaining what they need to do.
They teamed up in pairs and each team received a plastic bag they had to fill with the goods on the list I had given to them. Keeping the kids’ hygiene as priority, I got recyclable latex gloves for them to use as they collect the dirt.
On the count of three the kids set off on the school grounds to clean up and have some fun while doing it. I must admit the school has good discipline as their was not much litter but the kids managed to find at least 2/3 of what was on their scavenger hunt list. They left the school grounds spotless.
After the clean up, we gathered in the school quad to see what was collected and I had three spot prizes for the teams who finished first, collected the most dirt and picked up something out of the ordinary (which happened to be a huge printer box).
The spot prizes were pencil cases sponsored by Shoprite/Checkers and City Of CAPE TOWN- Solid Waste Department
Everybody deserved a prize and this is where The City of Cape Town came to my rescue. They sponsored ruler kits (ruler, pencil, eraser & sharpener) for all the kids.
Me as an ex- pupil at Eikendal Primary
Photo by: Kelly Arendse