The Grade 5 children have been learning about the San
and the Khoikhoi communities in Social Sciences this term. As part of their
learning experience we held a San day at school.
The children dressed
in clothes similar in colour and style to the clothes the San would have
worn. Some children even brought their own bows and arrows from home along
with Calabashes and ostrich eggs.
We listened to a folk tale 'around the
fire', while the children munched on an 'padkos' such as; biltong, nuts,
berries and fruit. We re-enacted the day in a life of the San and explored
the complexities of hunting and gathering; such as how do you carry an animal
The children experimented with rock art. They used natural
resources that they found on school grounds as paint brushes to paint their
hunting and gathering scenes.
The day has left a lasting impression
upon the children. Thank you to the parents who got behind the idea and
supported their children whole heartedly in this experience.
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