On Saturday November 10, 2018 Lesedi opened its doors to parents, adjudicators and visitors interested in how the programme works and what the learners had achieved this year. The people invited to adjudicate projects and talk to the students at the end of the morning were: Agnes Mohale, Researcher at Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance [...]
Grade 4s The past two weeks we have been learning about two and three-dimensional shapes. The grade 4s have learned about the properties of the shapes, how to recognize them and building real life models of the shapes using interesting materials such as play dough, marshmallows and kebab sticks. Learning using manipulatives and [...]
There are a lot of learning points in creating Balloon-propelled cars out of Lego. We learned about weight distribution, friction and the amount of energy needed to move an object. But we also learned to take turns, to realise that bad results are just a springboard to fixing the problem and trying again.
After a long relaxing break away from Lesedi Outreach, Term 3 resumes and learning begins once more. Saturday 28 July being our first lesson back since the five week holiday, we decided to do something fun yet educational with the children to avoid becoming too monotonous. Learning about bridges was the name of the game. [...]
Earlier this year, the Lesedi Outreach team decided to dedicate two weeks to learning about volcanoes. Starting with a theory crash course, we took the kids on a visual journey of how volcanoes work and the vital role that they play in sustaining life on earth. To assist with this understanding, we then [...]