Category Archives: School & Education
including Kileva Eastfield School activities
World Environment Day occurs on 5 June every year, and is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
The report below by Ro Vince, one of the interns from the Elephants and Bees Team, describes how the Team spent the day this year with pupils at Kileva Eastfield, teaching them the importance of the day, and what it means to them and their environment.
Elephant and Bees Team celebrate World Environment Day with Kileva Primary School
Report by International Intern, Ro Vince
One of the projects that Elephants and Bees supports, in addition to working with beehive fence farmers, is working with the local Primary School near the research centre, namely Kileva Eastfield Primary. We help the children to learn more about the elephants that surround them, and to understand the value that wildlife brings to Kenya.
On 5th June we taught the children all about the importance of World Environment Day and what it means to them, and we asked the children if they could help us to design a colourful new mural for the school to celebrate the wildlife around them.
Children from all classes of the school joined Elephants and Bees staff and interns armed with crayons, pens and colouring pencils plus wildlife books and magazines and pictures.
The children from the youngest to the oldest all went wild with excitement for the fun and games and drawing all their favourite African animals reinforced their love and appreciation for the endangered and threatened species living and surviving on their doorstep.
We had so many amazing drawings and pictures of all the animals you would hope to see on the African Savannah that in the end Elephants and Bees interns decided to draw them all!
Interns Lorna McAllister and Jackie Delie, with the help of Kileva’s class 8, drew and painted this fantastic waterhole scene, brightening up the school and providing inspiration for conserving all the wild and endangered species we share our environment with.
Back in March, Kileva Eastfield was again honoured to host the Voi Divisional Ballgames Competition at the school. Contestants, supporters and teachers from 24 schools from all over the area descended on the school to compete in various games including football, volleyball, handball and netball.
Congratulations to everyone involved, particularly Mr George (our Games Master) who helped to organise the event, and of course the contestants who gave it their all in very hot conditions!
Below are some ‘photos from the day.