Walvis Bay Primary School garden revamped

Learners returned to school armed with garden spades and forks.

04 February 2020 | Education

Carina Ferreira; Principal; “Charity begins at home…”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]

Grade 7 learners of Walvis Bay Primary School began their year with citizenship, which is one of seven transformational characteristics they have to display.

According to the school’s principal Carina Ferreira, the citizenship characteristic teaches earners to be proud of their environment.

The learners’ first project was to upgrade and improve a part of the school garden.

“Charity begins at home and starts with looking after and maintaining your own environment. This reflects not only pride and integrity but teaches the learners to be the change they wish to see in their community, town, country and the world,” Ferreira said.

The learners came to school on the opening day of the semester armed with garden spades and forks. They removed old plants, added new soil and planted new plants. They also painted big pencils on the picket fence in beautiful, bright colours as the project continued.

“The grade 7 learners of 2020 learnt that beautiful landscapes such as gardens come with hard work and effort. We hope that they will realize the importance of looking after and taking care of our resources. This is a continuous project and the teachers who have set an example during the process, will make it a success,” Ferreira explained.

The seven transformational characteristics which Walvis Bay Primary School tries to instil in learners are care, respect, trustworthy, responsibility, fairness, citizenship and integrity.

The private school also added a new twist to a tradition which they started last year: Grade 7 learners receive keys to show that they have left primary school and that they have finished a phase in their education.

“This is a new tradition where we use the keys on our badge as a symbol. Walvis Bay Primary School is the key to your child’s success,” Ferreira concluded.

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