Thursday, November 12, 2009

GVI Seychelles outdoor classroom

Week six saw the beginning of the long awaited community work! Every Monday and Tuesday a group of volunteers don the famous pale blue GVI t-shirts and head to the nearby beach of Port Launey to teach the children from a local school about the marine environment and why it is important to keep it safe and clean.

This week the volunteers taught the children about food chains, focusing specifically on producers, herbivores and carnivores within the context of the marine environment. The children presented what they learnt to the rest of the class by singing songs they learned, performing skits that depicted the food chain in action, and by reading the short stories on the threats to the food chain.