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The Khanya Maths and Science Club

Date Released: Wed, 25 November 2009 09:49 +0200

The Khanya Maths and Science Club has completed its 10th year . At the beginning of 2009 we turned away learners when our numbers reached 120, but this soon dropped to a more manageable size. The grade 9-12 learners tried to improve their Maths knowledge as much as possible, while the grade 7’s and 8’d did syllabus-related Maths as well as some fun Science. These included a Chemistry lecture/demonstration, fun with magnets, working with the Environmental Science Department, learning about birds, etc.
The Rhodes University Career Counsellor, Mr Kietzmann, spoke to the grade 9 learners about subject choice and to the matrics about career choices.

All members of the Club received tickets to shows at Scifest Africa - thanks to Scifest Africa for sponsoring the tickets.
Grade 9 and 10 learners spent an afternoon at Wylie’s dairy where they learnt about the dairy industry and got to feed some calves. A highlight was a trip to Bayworld in Port Elizabeth where the members watched a seal and penguin show, and were given a behind-the-scenes talk on reptiles and a guided tour of the marine hall in the Museum.

The last meeting of the Khanya Maths and Science Club was the annual prize-giving, held at the Albany Museum. 23 learners were awarded book prizes, and the rest received merit or attendance certificates. Mrs Joyce Sewry thanked Ms Marijke Lewis for her support over the past 10 years and wished her well as she retires from the Albany Museum. Thanks were also extended to Albany Museum staff, Prof Nyokong, Grahamstown Round Table and all volunteers who gave of their time on Saturday mornings to help run the Club.

Source:Chemistry Department