In July 2018, a group of 18 students along with Mr Mutyavaviri, Mr Kahuni & Mrs Pindura, had a day away from school. A packed itinerary included visits to a museum in Harare, a snake park, Kuimba Shiri (an aviary) and the Lion and Cheetah Park, a small zoo a few kilometres outside Harare on the Bulawayo road.
At the museum the students learned more about local history & archeology in Zimbabwe to support their usual classroom studies.
At the snake park, they learned about different breeds of snake, how they feed, how they behave in their normal state, and what happens if you provoke them. The students learned about areas of Zimbabwe and abroad where the various snakes can be found, plus self-preservation when confronted with a snake. A helpful lesson, as in the Pakati area they often see a snake called Nyamafingu, which is a type of cobra.
Next stop was the aviary, called Kuimba Shiri, where students saw & learned about some of the birds native to Zimbabwe.
The students ended the day at the Lion & Cheetah park. The learning objective was to get the students acquainted with how the ecosystem works and about what the food chain is like in the wild.
A great day out for staff & students!