Students at Camps Bay Primary School got their chance to do some good for Cape Town’s water problem, as well as learn some valuable skills.


Cape Town, South Africa – Alien vegetation is a nuisance and caused many problems.

The biggest problem with alien vegetation is that it is thirsty and tends to use up far too much water; yhey are a massive drain on the environment.

Students from Camps Bay Primary School were given the opportunity to learn about alien vegetation and how to safely remove it from the environment. The students welcomed two nature conservation students from the  Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The students, Daniel Jones (a Camps Bay alumni) and Darren Nyland, visited the school to rid it of all alien vegetation.

“Under the guidance of nature conservation students from CPUT, Daniel Jones (past pupil of Camps Bay Schools) and Darren Nyland, Grade 7s from Camps Bay Primary School went on a mission to rid the sides of the Primary School’s Sports Field of invasive alien vegetation.

Daniel and Darren did a short presentation to the Grade 7s showing them the differences between indigenous and alien vegetation and the reasons why the invasive species need to be removed – one reason being, that they suck up nearly a third of South Africa’s water supply!

The pupils tackled the task with great gusto and thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on experience.” – Carol van der Spuy, Marketing and Communications Manager, Camps Bay Schools.

The students did a great job at clearing the school of all invasive plants. Take a look at their efforts in the gallery below.

Sources: Supplied
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