Caption: Learners from Mustadafin Foundation’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in Cape Town, were in for a fun-filled and educational day as they visited Adventure Farm in Philippi today, 12 May 2016. The Foundation’s four ECD Centres located in Delft, Khayelitsha (Site B and S-Section) and Manenberg went on the daytrip. The 226 lively children aged between two and six years old spent the day learning about all the animals looked after on the farm.

“It was a lovely day for the young learners to be outside – just before the cold winter sets in on Cape Town,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone-Cassiem, Director at Mustadafin Foundation.

The non-profit organisation’s ECD pupils spent the day frolicking in the sun at Adventure Farm based in Philippi. Adventure Farm is a children’s farmyard and has a large variety of animals, including miniature ponies and horses which the children could ride on. The learners explored the farm and even had a chance to pet some of the animals. They were taught where the animals came from, what they eat and the importance of caring and looking after the environment. Nutritious snacks and cold drinks were provided at lunchtime to keep the children’s’ energy levels high.

“As part of our holistic approach, we run various excursions for the ECD learners throughout the year with the goal of teaching them in a fun environment. It was a wonderful experience for the children; for most of them, it was their first visit to an animal farm,” says Johnstone-Cassiem. “This outing is a chance for the children to be entertained in a safe environment and also a wonderful opportunity for them to interact and learn about all sorts of living creatures.”

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