The Khalsa Primary School in the UK recently held a special Rhino Day to raise awareness as well as funds for the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund. All in all they managed to raise an impressive R6105!
The day included a range of activities including storytelling, an obstacle course and making clay rhinos, masks, rhino biscuits, rhino badges, awareness artwork and leaflets, designing book covers for 'Wild Fire' (a book about poaching), and even turning their own teachers into rhinos! You can see all the lovely pictures here.
The day was inspired by a visit from Zindzi - the travelling rhino - who came to visit the Y5 class and help them learn about rhino poaching in South Africa. Click here to learn more about The Travelling Rhinos Project.
A very big thank you to the Y5 class for having Zindzi, and a big thank you to all the school students, teachers and parents who participated in the Rhino Day on the 18 December 2013. It was wonderful to hear about your fundraiser, and we felt very proud to be chosen as the benefactor of your project. Each student can be very proud of their achievements because the funds raised will go a long way in helping to look after Thandi and protect our rhino. We hope that you continue in this spirit, setting an example to us all.