National Youth Service (NYS) visits the South
African Museum and Planetarium
Article and photos by AB S.C Chengan
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The NYS at
SAS SALDANHA visited the Cape Town Museum and
Planetarium on the 08 October 2012 in an effort to learn
more about their country and its heritage. Learners
walked around and admired the fossils and many other
items on display.
Learners reading about the history of Dinosaurs
the NYS have scheduled a number of excursions for the
duration of their training. It has been structured in
such a way that the learners will be exposed to places
of significance to teach them more about their roots.
One of this
included a visit to the museum and planetarium in an
effort to learn more about their country and its
heritage. Many of these learners hail from disadvantaged
and underprivileged backgrounds and have never set foot
in a museum before.
walked around the museum in amazement. They took
photographs of the awesome displays to show to their
families back home. Their visit to the planetarium led
to much excitement as they were seated for the
presentation about the stars. Learners relaxed in their
seats and as the lights dimmed they watched the ‘SKY’
above illuminated with stars. They reacted with sighs of
amazement as they would to a fireworks display.
completion of the trip learners relaxed at the gardens
and had lunch enjoying the beautiful day. The trip was
very educational and the learners enjoyed the new
experience. It was indeed a memorable outing for them.