Traditionally the Grade 4 class spend their first school trip in the Kruger National Park. For many of them this is their first trip away from home. Sadly, as with many things this year, the 2020 Grade 4 trip had to be cancelled. But – where there is a will there is a way!
The Grade 4s might not have spent the night in the Kruger – but they were excited and very lucky to spend a day exploring a part of the park, with adherence to Covid regulations.
Entering at the Phalaborwa gate they were spoilt with many fantastic elephant sightings – they must have known the Grade 4s were on their way to visit the Elephant Museum at Lataba!
Along the way many new birds were identified and watching hippos wading in the waterholes added to the experience.
Once arriving at Letaba they went on a guided tour of the Elephant Hall Museum, followed by a scavenger hunt around the camp to find bat boxes, impressive trees and other interesting places. The next stop was the bridge over the Letaba River where the Grade 4s could get out and learn about the many water birds that populate this area.
The end of the day arrived sooner than was wanted and slowly the journey home started; again being treated to lots of amazing elephants bidding them farewell.
This was a great experience for the Grade 4s and only one of the amazing opportunities that they will experience living right on the Kruger’s doorstep and attending Southern Cross Schools.