Lesotho learners enthralled by uShaka Sea World visit

  • 29 August 2012 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Learners from Kingsgate Primary in Lesotho enjoy the dolphin show

More than 150 learners – most of whom had never seen the ocean before – travelled from Lesotho to uShaka Sea World’s Education Centre in Durban to learn about the ocean.

The Grade 4-7 Kingsgate Primary learners arrived long before the gates opened and could barely contain their enthusiasm at the prospect of seeing the aquarium and its many marine creatures.

Teko Ranoke is fascinated by the antics of a Cape fur seal

Mantsieleng Semuli, Teko Ranoke and Rethabile Makhetha of Kingsgate Primary will never forget their visit to uShaka Sea World

Almost all of the children had never seen the sea before and were looking forward to seeing fish and dolphins, seals and penguins which they had only seen on television.

Teko Ranoke (11) shared his uShaka Sea World experience: “This is the first time I have ever seen a penguin, seal or dolphin and I have never seen sharks before.”

His friend, Mantsieleng Semuli said the experience of seeing marine creatures for the first time was something she would never forget. “Seeing them has made me want to take more care of the ocean in which these animals live.”

Rethabile Makhetha added that she wanted to become a biologist when she finished school so she could spend her life learning about beautiful creatures such as the ones she had seen at uShaka Sea World.

It was obvious that their teacher, Sello Lesolisa, was proud of his pupils and eager for them to learn and experience as much as possible while on their four-day excursion to Durban.

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