Caption: Excited learners from Accordion Primary School in Belhar (left) and Matroosfontein Primary School in Elsies River (right) attended the Days of the Dinosaur exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last week.
Picture yourself in a land full of majestic dinosaurs wandering the earth in search of food. This is exactly what 240 Cape Town learners were treated to when they visited the Days of the Dinosaurs exhibition at the CTICC sponsored by Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the Western and Northern Cape).
Excitement and awe were in the air when five Cape Town primary schools were enchanted by the ferocity of the kings of the earth at the Days of the Dinosaurs exhibition at the CTICC. Life-sized replicas of the magnificent creatures were out on display and the learners were given a guided tour of life back in the prehistoric era. PenBev sponsored Accordion Primary School (Belhar), Matroosfontein Primary School (Elsies River), Range Primary School (Elsies River), Wesfleur Primary School (Atlantis) and Zimasa Community School (Langa) to join in the fun, and treated them to two Minute Maid cool drinks each.
The learners’ eyes were bulging with excitement and their ears alert to take in all the information. The dinosaurs literally moved and roared which made the learning experience more fun and memorable. PenBev made the day even more unforgettable by giving all the learners a photo to take home.
“It was a privilege to sponsor these five schools to join us going back in time and learning about prehistoric animal life. The tours were based on scientific research and were very interactive. The majority of the learners who joined us have never been to Cape Town, even though they live in close proximity. They don’t have the luxury of attending informative exhibitions like this, so we feel fortunate to be able to give them this opportunity,” says Jocelyn Davis, Education and Sports Sales Manager.
This initiative forms part of PenBev’s community focussed programmes, which serve to uplift the communities in which they operate.
Photographer: Craig Wilson