Enviro Audit presentations inspirational

Nontsikelelo Martel, acting Thrive sustainable schools manager, delivers feedback to an intent audience at the Thrive Enviro Audit presentation event at Kronendal Primary School last week.

The Thrive Enviro Audit presentation is a keenly anticipated occasion in the year-planner of Hout Bay schools which have committed to the annual Thrive Enviro Programme.

The programme is offered free of charge to Hout Bay schools.

This year, 50 people attended the presentation at the Kronendal Primary School library on Thursday June 14.

Kronendal Primary principal Nathan Levendal spoke about the inspirational work Thrive Eco Heroes are doing at schools in the area. He then lit the school candle as a symbol of the way these young people shine the light and show the way for others.

This action and leadership was strongly evident in the presentations delivered on the day by the Kronendal Primary, Hout Bay High, and Llandudno Primary teams.

Schools who were not able to present on the day will still get feedback and support and are encouraged to participate in the Enviro Quiz/Art event on Friday September 7.

There was a heart-warming moment when Hout Bay High teacher Naomi Julius thanked one of her star Eco Heroes, Clarence Daniels, who is in matric this year.

Clarence has been that young champion at Hout Bay High who epitomises the sustainable environmental progress and leadership mentioned by Mr Levendal.

“These are the moments that excite and inspire the teachers, mentors and Thrive team members and give them the energy and motivation to continuously engage learners and members of the community, in working towards the development of a model that can be shared,” said Thrive executive director, Helen Adendorff.

The feedback given to the three presenting schools, by auditors Andy le May and Conrad Stutterheim, was encouraging and educational, emphasising the fact that these Eco Hero Teams are all winners, no matter where they are placed in the final result to be announced in September.

“Congratulations to all participants and special thanks to our Thrive auditors, who give up so much personal time to support the Thrive programme,” Ms Adendorff said.

* Remindertoparticipating schools: Look out for the regular Enviro QuizArt information articles in the Sentinel and on the Thrive website under events www.thrive.org.za/events, and keep up the great work of preparing your teams for the Enviro QuizArt event on Friday September 7. Contact Thrive with any queries you may have.