Ntshisekelo Secondary School visits uSkaka Sea World

  • 03 August 2012

Nkanyiso Mayaba, a learner at Intshisekelo Secondary School, with Sea World Aquarist William Mlambo

Learners from Ntshisekelo Secondary School recently enjoyed a day at uShaka Sea World. They had a chance to learn in a fun, exciting and stimulating way.

Ntshisekelo Secondary was chosen by the Department of Science and Technology which sponsored their excursion to the uShaka NPC Sea World Education Centre. Although historically disadvantaged, Intshisekelo Secondary has shown an interest in and commitment to promoting and teaching science in their school as well as in the community. 

According to their teacher, Mr Khubone, the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day at uShaka and now have a much clearer understanding of what a career in the world of marine science entails.

Nkanyiso Mayaba, a learner said that exposure to marine science would assist her in making wise subject choices at the end of the year. The behind-the-scenes workings in the aquarium as well as the scuba diving operations really fascinated her.

Another visitor, Ceara Maharaj, said she enjoyed her time at Sea World as she learned a lot about what fish eat and how the water reaches the tanks. 

Ayanda Magubane said: "We learnt a lot about what goes into running an aquarium, and we dissected a real fish with guts and all. I want to find out more about sea life and might even pursue a career in marine biology."

Mayengiwe Khoza said she expected "boring long speeches", but was excited to instead find herself exploring coral reefs and seeing fish in the aquarium. She too, would like to choose a career as a marine biologist.

Many of the teachers who visited us would like to see the programme expand next year to include more schools in the eThekwini Metro that would benefit from the experience offered at uShaka Marine World.

Intshisekelo Secondary School pupils with Sea World Aquarist William Mlambo

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