2014 RSIC for students aged 12-13 at Dainfern College

South Africa

Dainfern College hosted the 2014 RSIC for students aged 12 to 13. The theme was ‘Endangered…a guide to survival’ with a focus on the survival of species such as humans, animals and plants and how delegates can assist with this. All the activities encompassed an aspect of ‘survival’ and enabled students to reflect on their learning.

During their pre-conference tour around Johannesburg groups visited a wild animal rehabilitation centre, and Kruger National Park. Where they learnt about endangered animal species and had a first-hand look at some of the successful breeding projects in action.

Camp Discovery, the location for the conference, is located in a 270 hectare game reserve, 60 km north of Pretoria in the Dinokeng Conservation area. Camp Discovery sleeps up to 500 students and includes lecture rooms, an auditorium, tuck shop and sporting grounds all in the surrounds of a thriving game reserve.

Students also had the opportunity to spot some local wildlife including giraffe, antelope, kudu, zebra and warthog in a game drive around the reserve.