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Language Excursion: World Design Capital 2014

Another week full of knowledge and fun! :) The topic of this week for our Language Excursions was World Design Capital. First we explored  The Langa Quarter project, so the students were there and learned that The Langa Quarter intends to benefit from the physical change in town planning to position itself as a new gateway to the city.

On wednesday, we visited SEED, which is a not-for-profit ecological programme that teaches ecological literacy in schools. Students learnt about food production, eco-systems, and their own roles in the eco-systems. Finally, we went to Woodstock to check the street art. As part of this journey we visited the Side Street Studios and we looked at the overall structure of Woodstock as a diverse set of communities, from the mountainside to the seaside.


Guestbook entry from Paolo

The time flies, I spent 9 weeks!!

You were much more than a school, you were a REAL FAMILY! I’ts not a goodbye but a see you soon!

With Love,

Paolo…Arrivederci!

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Language Excursion: Environment & History

This week we had such a good time during our Languages Excursions! First we took our students to Intaka Island. Intaka is a word from the ixiXhosa language meaning `bird’. Intaka Island is a nature reserve and natural wetlands. Then, we went into Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) which is the first central city project to restore productive farming land; and finally we went into the Langa Pass Office Museum. There, we had the opportunity to learn interesting facts.


Guestbook entry from Michael, Melanie and Marina

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Dear Diana (Teacher)

Time flies very quickly when you have a lot of fun. Unbelievable that it is over now, we’ll definitely come back!

Melanie, Marina and Michael


Guestbook entry from Monika

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Thank you very much for a lovely time at Kurus School!

Monika


Guestbook entry from Navina

Thank you very much a lovely time at Kurus School! It was a great experience.

Best wishes and take care!

Navina from Hamburg

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Guestbook entry from EVONIK

Thank you! It was a great experience and we had a wonderful time! :) :)

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Language Excursion: Food and Cuisine

This week we had DELICIOUS Language Excursions (Food & Cuisine). First we got immersed into the Cape Malay Cuisine to show our students that it is characterized by the use of a large variety of spices imported in 1658 by the Malay slaves. Then, we went to Honest Chocolate, where we had the chance not only to taste a healthy chocolate but to do it ourselves! and finally we went to taste isiXhosa dishes in Gugulethu, one of the Cape Town’s townships!! YUMMY YUMMY!! :)


Language Excursion: Introduction to Cape Town

Let’s introduce our students to this amazing mother city: Cape Town!

For our first Language Excursion of the week, John Bauer hosted a simple art workshop aimed at people who are not artists. Then, we went to Gugulethu to learn more about drum and marimba and how to play them. Our host also manufactures the instruments, so he has a big knowledge about it.

The last Language Excursion led us to the District 6 Museum. Our wonderful host Noor, a former inhabitant of District Six, told us very interesting stories about life during Apartheid.


Evonik Music Dinner

Last night we did it again!! :) we had a lovely dinner to welcome a new Evonik Group… interesting stories, good music, delicious food and good company. A big thank you to everyone who made our Music Dinner happen :)
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