Thursday, September 27, 2007

field trip

Friday marked our first-ever field trip, to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. In other words, sixteen children between the ages of “almost 5” and “just turned 7” were let loose on an unsuspecting world. It’s a miracle that we left with all bodies and bones still intact (albeit sans pants in a couple of cases). To all the strangers assaulted somewhere along the way, I’m deeply sorry. But then again, what does one expect when there are wide open green spaces to run through and giant stone statues to climb all over? What kid wouldn’t see this as one big playground? A blind one perhaps, but that’s about it.

Anyway, more to follow when I've a bit more time! For now, enjoy these photos from our adventure!

Sculpture? More like jungle gym.

Okuhle poses briefly for a photo -- then it's back to chasing and being chased!

Musa (l.) and Duncan, enjoying the day.

My group for the day. From left: Lisa, Sihle, Amanda, Sinalo, and Sinothando.

Barefoot on the rocks. Pretty soon, we were all barefoot in the water!
Jessy's tranformation into a flower child, thanks to Amanda. (For some reason, this seems shocking to Musa, far right.)