Form IV Life Sciences Camp

In the April holidays, the Form IV Life Sciences girls went on camp to Maretlwane. It was a successful camp, as we applied our classroom knowledge of animal and plant diversity and classification to the reality of the bush. We participated in many activities, including estimating the population size of a grass species and measuring the biomass of the invasive alien, crofton weed.

The highlight of the camp was the Eco Hunt. In our study groups, we tried to nd as many items as possible on the list as we went about our other tasks each day. The objects included spoor we had identied, and sightings of different mammals, birds and, of course, types of plants. Aided by the expert knowledge of Mr Douglas, we competed enthusiastically for the prize of chocolates.

The Form IV girls had the most incredible time, and enjoyed our final Life Sciences camp to the fullest! We thank Mrs Ellis and Mrs Page for the wonderful organisation, which ensured that we were kept busy throughout the three days. In addition, thanks go to Mr Douglas, Mr Nel, Mr Lindeque, Mrs Barlow and all the Maretlwane sta for taking care of us, and teaching us many new things we wouldn’t have learnt in the classroom.

Jordyn Soll

Form IV

All the Life Sciences students with Mrs Page and Mrs Ellis
Girls helping to remove crofton weed from the riverbanks