TWELVE local community schools are putting their weight behind Global Wind Day, in an effort to teach learners more about Renewable Energy, and in particular how energy is harvested from the abundant wind in this province.
These schools form part of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Reading Coach Support Programme, an initiative that has been developed in partnership with the Department of Education.
Grade 1 to Grade 3 learners from schools across Jeffreys Bay, Hankey, Patensie and Humansdorp are taking part in this initiative, aptly named The Wind. It includes a Writing and Creative Arts competition to celebrate Global Wind Day. Learners have been further incentivised through prizes that include books, equipment, science goods and even digital cameras. In addition to this Grade 3 winners from across the 12 schools will visit Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.