Grade 5s embark on City Bus Tour

“Oh the places you’ll go”. How will you go?….On the Red Bus! The Grade 5s from Cannons Creek Independent School will be studying various heritage trails in South Africa this term. A good place to start is Cape Town, and so they headed off on the Red Bus Sightseeing Tour! Thursday 27 July might have been a bit miserable, but any day is a beautiful day to travel and explore Cape Town – rich in heritage, diverse in history and culturally vibrant!

The pupils needed to fill in a resource booklet about their experience, answering questions such as “What are some of the places you visited?”, “Which places are regarded as iconic?”, “Which place was the most interesting to you?”, and “How many kilometres do you think the journey was?” Pupils also needed to think of any questions while listening to the audio guide, and needed to complete a reflection task after the outing. Some comments overheard: “I love today. It’s so fun!” and “This has been my favourite outing.”

The Grade 5s had great fun commenting on and dreaming about which house/mansion they’d like to live in one day (during the Camps Bay section), enjoyed playing on the beach at Hout Bay, in Greenpoint Park, and walking along the Seapoint Promenade. A special surprise was meeting, and having a photo with Leeann Manas, SABC 2’s ‘Morning Live’ presenter.

“We sat on the top of this double decker bus, while listening to a fascinating podcast on the extraordinary sights of Cape Town. The wind sored through our hair as the rush of coldness came upon us. It might’ve been breezy, but the view was definitely worth it! We came across many exciting scenes filled with horses, luxurious mansions and even castles! A great way to spend the day, learning about our awesome city! I can confirm that the Grade 5’s had a remarkable experience!” – Ava Stoffels

“Table Mountain is such a lovely place, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and this week I got to see it from every angle! We went on the Red Bus, the Mini Peninsula tour. It was such a fantastic trip as an outing. We saw Table Mountain, also from the the back of Table Mountain there is something called the 12 Apostles which is almost like 12 mini mountains. We also saw a little Lion’s Head.” – Uzair Parker