South African National Parks recently announced the winners of the Morula Kids Art Competition, which attracted entries from around the country and was targeted at increasing environmental awareness in learners from grades three to seven. The children and their teachers had to use creative skills to create art, sculptures and essays regarding the challenges facing conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The winners of the competition won a three-day fun filled trip to their closest national park, a Go Wild card and a certificate. Schools neighbouring the Kruger National Park did extremely well in the art competition, with 10 learners from Meridian College in Phalaborwa winning the first prize in the grades three to five category.
Welverdiend School near Hluvukani/Orpen Gate won first prize in the grade six and seven category, with grade four from the same school winning a merit award for their poster. Grade three of Mtembeni Primary School, also from Hluvukani, won a merit award for their model. Merit awards for models were also given to grade six pupils from Khokhovela Primary School in Acornhoek and grade seven pupils from Thulani Primary School in Mkhuhlu.