Blog

Is that clean water?

Is that clean water?

Pikkewyntjies / Penguinkidz Pre-School

One beautiful day (we were lucky with the weather) the boys and girls and their teachers went to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay.

Each group was given a chart showing pictures of insects and each insect was given a value.  The Group Leader took them to the stream to search for the insects shown on the charts.  Then she showed them that by adding up the values of the various insects they saw, they could get to a total which was a pretty good indication of how healthy the water was.      

After that they went to different pools and various parts of the stream in their groups to search for insects and tally up their totals.  

It was great fun, especially as it was absolutely necessary to wade into the water, "want Juffrou, ek moes hom volg anders sou ek hom nie gevang nie".  

When the children had satisfied themselves the water was pristine and they were all sitting in a circle again, their Group Leader asked them if they had ever seen these insects hovering over streams where oil had been tipped in or paint tins and other junk thrown.  The children looked very thoughtful.   

Is that clean water?

Rosemary Fowkes

Pikkewyntjies / Penguinkidz Pre-School is a non-profit, early childhood education centre in Betty’s Bay, teaching young underprivileged children their ABCs, 123s and more. The pre-school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and each of its two classes follows its own dis...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Welcome to Betty's Bay!
Read More

Other Articles

Vacancy: Accountant - Overberg

Vacancy: Accountant - Overberg

My client is looking for an Accountant to join their team.

AF Consulting
Online Counselling

Online Counselling

I am a registered psychological counsellor based in Pringle Bay and will be available for counselling online.

NB COVID-19 Update: Embrace The Power of Community

NB COVID-19 Update: Embrace The Power of Community

Along with many communities around the world, our attention has been gripped by the developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Xplorio Headquarters
On The Maintenance List

On The Maintenance List

Zaan posted the information about this year’s CHALLENGE on Xplorio while it was still underway.  

Beste manier om Essensiële Olies te gebruik

Beste manier om Essensiële Olies te gebruik

Het jy geweet dat die beste manier om essensiële olies te gebruik, deur middel van ’n sogenaamde 'diffuser' is?

Home Maintenance and Improvement Services

Home Maintenance and Improvement Services

Banwell Homes spesialises in decking, home painting and wooden screening and fencing.

Banwell Homes
See All Articles