Grade 6 Environmental Camp
The Grade Six Environmental Camp is an annual event that engages children in activities that direct their minds towards responsibility and stewardship of our environment. The Camp was run by Ndubaluba at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary and led by two incredibly knowledgable instructors Abe Ankers and Josh Musosa.
Beginning the expedition with a Bug Busting adventure, followed by walking and canoeing safaris, the Camp was packed from the word go with activities that gave the participants an appreciation of their natural surroundings and an awareness of the challenges that Zambia and the world are facing in terms of pollution, deforestation and global warming as well as the consequent changes to weather patterns, animal and plant life.
An ultimate test of inner strength, trust and faith came about during the night under the stars. The students were asked to select suitable sites to build their shelters and then challenged to use items in the environment to create it. Their only covering was a mosquito net to ward off any pests and bugs that might interfere with sleep. It was a glorious night gazing up at the night sky and one which the students thoroughly enjoyed.
The class ended the camp with an increased awareness of God’s glorious nature and a reminder of his instructions to care for his creation.
Written by Ms. Clare-Marie Kafwimbi & Mr. David Tembo
Grade 6 Class Teachers