Grade 12 Science learners attend 2017 Scifest Africa in Grahamstown

29 May 2017
Grade 12 Science learners attend 2017 Scifest Africa in Grahamstown

With the generous donation and ongoing interest and support of one of our annual donors, the Bitou 10 Foundation sent another group of Gr. 12 learners to the annual Scifest Africa in Grahamstown.

Scifest Africa allows South Africa and the world’s leading scientists the opportunity to share their work, to make science accessible to all, to network with one another, to provide career guidance and to act as role models for our youth. Opportunities and events such as these inspire and encourage our youth to embark on career paths which were previously unknown to them and to become leaders in these fields.

Six of the top science learners (Phelokazi Kolisi, Lilitha Bongoza, Phumelela Fatuse, Sisonke Gqirhana, Linda Mehlo and Zintle Ncedani) and their science teacher, Mrs. Anathi Mkosi Tyontwana, from Murray High School attended the Scifest from the 10th to the 13th of March, where they attended 17 workshops. They were accompanied by Mr. Andre Bouwer, former principal of Wittedrift High School, who generously offered his time to drive them to and from the Scifest.

Murray High School Grade 12 learners leaving for Scifest 2017

On the 20th of April 2017, the learners each gave a detailed presentation on what they had learnt from the different workshops and their overall experience of the trip. “For some of them, it was the first time to travel beyond Plettenberg Bay,” says science teacher Anathi Tyontwana. The presentation was attended by the programme donor, Murray High School’s principal, their Physical Science teacher, the Chairperson and the Manager of The Bitou 10 Foundation.

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