Living Rainforest delegation visits eco-schools and inner islands


10-July-2013


They visited Beau Vallon secondary and Grand Anse Mahé primary to learn more about what the schools are doing as eco-schools and their environment programmes.
At Beau Vallon secondary school they met Mrs Elisabeth, who personally provided a guided tour of the school.

The delegation listening to a presentation at Beau Vallon secondary school

The school had set up two small exhibitions to showcase some of the recycled work and also textile and fashion work done by students.

They also had the chance to take part in a mural painting activity by some students with their art teacher. They then visited one low ability class where students were working on their project using recycled materials. The group, which included students, then interacted with the local students and helped them with their work.

At Grand Anse Mahé primary, a more special welcome awaited the delegation as they were entertained with fresh coconut juice. The delegation was welcomed by Ms Sylvette (head teacher), teachers and students. They then visited the different cycles at the school and also interacted with the students who were very happy to see visitors at their school.
The delegation was very impressed with how colourful and well decorated the classes were.

Mr Hansen (first right) interacting with students at Grand Anse primary

Carl Hansen, the director of Living Rainforest, said he is highly impressed with the amount of work that schools in Seychelles are doing to teach students about the importance of protecting our environment, especially through the small things that each individual can do. He further commented on the teamwork that is evident in achieving such results, as he has observed great commitment from teachers in their work.

On Wednesday July 3, the delegation boarded the Cat Cocos ferry for a trip to Praslin and La Digue. On Praslin they visited the famous Vallée de Mai with a guided tour by SIF education officer Maria Brioche.

Group photo in the Vallée de Mai

On La Digue they visited the copra mill and the famous Anse Source D’argent beach.

On the last day, the participants took part in a presentation with Abi March from MCSS and then took part in snorkelling activity at Sunset Beach at Glacis.

Guide (Tina from CTS) explains the process of copra making to the delegation

The last of the delegation from Living Rainforest left the country on Sunday morning, inspired by what they have observed in the Seychelles.

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