Members of the Lotus Princess Guardians Eco-club, and other Lotus High learners, have been growing their wings.
Over the past month, the learners have been meeting regularly to create wings for bird puppets to feature in our Flight of Dreams Parade on September 15. The parade is organized every year by the Princess Vlei Forum, with the help of the Peter Clarke Art Centre and Jungle Theatre. The parade aims to raise awareness of the beautiful birdlife at Princess Vlei and other wetlands in the region, and to showcase the amazing talent of young people in the area.
The Lotus learners have been studying the wing structure and colouring of eight wetland bird species found at Princess Vlei: the Great White Pelican, the Flamingo, Grey Heron, Sacred Ibis, Blacksmith Lapwing, Crested Grebe, Red-knobbed coot, and the Pied Kingfisher.
They have then been working together to draw and paint the feathers and cut the giant wings out of fabric.
The third workshop was held at the Peter Clarke Centre, giving learners the opportunity to look at the wonderful art on display at the Centre.
In the next term, there will be a number of events leading up to the parade, including a teachers workshop on using puppet making in the intermediate and senior phase science and arts curricula; further puppet making workshops for other schools; an art exhibition and performance by the Lotus High eco-club.
We encourage all community members to join in these activities, and to join the spectacular parade on September 15. For more information email email@example.com; or phone Bridget 0824621308.
Thanks to Fabian Hartzenburg of the PCAC, and to the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust managed by Nedbank Private Wealth for sponsoring our citizen conservation project.
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