The Grade 5’s have been learning about the similarities and differences between Cape Town and Cairo.


They first completed a tourism project comparing the two cities, and then put themselves in another persons shoes in conquering the adventurous trip by bicycle from Cairo to Cape Town in the form of a creative writing piece.

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The boys and girls have now taken on a new creative task in making their very own “Shaduf”.

The “Shaduf” was a piece of equipment brought to Egypt from the Middle East almost 3600 years ago to assist in providing water for villages close to the Nile River.


The Grade 5’s were required to identify and put into practice the skills needed to complete this task: identifying the correct proportion of the weight to the load of the bucket as well as the depth of the bucket needed to collect the water.

The boys and girls were challenged to apply craftsmanship in order to make their project work, using paint, wood, glue and many other accessories to make their Shaduf unique.

This also proved to be a great challenge for co-operative work. Allowing the opportunity for group members to assist each other with their ideas and crafty little touches.


The challenge was set, the excitement was real and fun was had by all. IMG_0536



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