In Y5 we’ve been learning about Rhinos and the poaching of Rhinos! We are going to have a stuffed rhino – not a real stuffed rhino – visiting us in September for 3 weeks. Please read HERE more about Zindzi and the other 4 travelling rhinos. In our school we take part in this global project, started by a South African teacher from a school in Cape Town. We have learnt – from this link – that there have been 688 Rhinos poached – in South Africa only! – during 2012 and January till 16th July 2013, the number for 2013 was already 482. The latest statistics – 18th July – 488! Six more Rhinos after only 2 days! This is SCARY. See the table below – click on the image for a larger view. We are busy to raise awareness in our school about the poaching of Rhinos. During September Zindzi will visit some classes and they will also learn about Rhinos and how we need to care for our animals in the wild. We have been working on a Power Point about the Rhinos and here are some of our work to enjoy, though we are still in the stage of improving our Power Points. We are also busy working on small project of colouring little Zindzi’s that will get displayed in classes around the school with another little Zindzi with Rhino facts. Look at our creative patterns. We need to colour a lot of Zindzi’s – to have them on display in every corner of the school! Click the following power point presentations to enjoy our work.
Zindzi has arrived! Here she is, safe and sound!