There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
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When:
11 June 2016

Time:
08:30 - 15:30

Where:

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Brainiacs!



"To develop a complete mind: Study the Science of Art; study the Art of Science. Learn how to see and realise that everything connects to everything else." Leonardo da Vinci

On Saturday the 11 June, we hosted 32 children between the ages of 6 - 18 years from SA Children's Home and put both sides of our brain to the test!

Despite it being a very chilly morning, our dedicated (and hardcore) volunteers arrived to get the day started! We all climbed on board the Golden Arrow Bus with our favourite driver, Peter and in no time we were winding our way through the narrow streets to reach the children's home. With some very creative driving, Peter managed to get us there and the children were already waiting for the day's activities!

Colette, one of the childcare workers at SA Kinderhuis welcomed our volunteers and gave them a tour of the home, providing each of them with a sense of what it takes to be a part of the home. Afterwards, our energetic Activity Leaders (Bonga, Vusi, Yusuf and Taariq) broke the ice and encouraged everyone to get to know one another through some awesome and fun games!

Once we were all warmed up, it was time to start the day! First up, we had Frans from Science Action Education (http://www.scienceaction.co.za/) who turned a very difficult subject into something enjoyable and everyone had an opportunity to be scientists and perform experiments - the crowd pleaser was by far the liquid nitrogen!

Once the left brain was all warmed up, our stomachs needed to be fed to get us ready for our ArtJamming session, so off we went to the Santa Ana Spur at the V&A Waterfront. Neil and Paul always make our trip to their Spur a special one and everyone had a blast playing, getting their faces painted and running around like warriors!

Then it was time for the right side of our brains to get creative and we spent a colourful and messy afternoon at ArtJamming, painting away to great music!

Thank you to all our volunteers who joined us for the day and a BIG thank you to our sponsors who help make these days possible: HCI Foundation, National Lottery Commission, the Spur Foundation and Truworths.


Pictures from the day