We are really chuffed that the Jim Joel Trust has once again agreed to fund our school tours to Museum Africa.
The tour is designed for learners in Grade 5 and fits the syllabus like a glove, so teachers are very happy to have this material delivered in such a memorable way. Out of classroom learning is always more effective than talk and chalk, and in the museum they have the chance to see the real thing.
We were hoping to give the learners the opportunity to work on a “dig” but with the floods at Museum Africa having left a trail of disaster and black mould in the geological section, that project remains on hold. Meanwhile, learners from the first quintile schools will get the chance to go on a bus into the City Centre and experience the thrill of tall buildings, the huge space of Museum Africa (located inside the old Market hall) and the fun of treasure hunting among Johannesburg Firsts.
The tours are led by tour guides from Constitution Hill who report that guiding children is great fun because they are responsive and so happy to be learning in a new environment,.
We are especially pleased that this sponsorship comes from a descendant of Solly Joel, a Johannesburg Randlord and nephew of Barney Barnato.
Thank you to the Jim Joel for making this special programme possible!