Visitor snapshot: Dorothy Masindane
Recently, learner Dorothy Masindane from Masekhene Primary School visited the Cradle of Humankind. She enjoyed the experience immensely, and learned much in the process.
“I loved every moment of it,” said Dorothy.
Of her tour of the Maropeng exhibition, which includes the ever-popular boat ride, she said: “It was thrilling with all the sounds, especially at the beginning.”
However, the day was not all about fun and games – there was also some learning to be done, which Dorothy really enjoyed: “It was great to learn all that happened so many years ago.”
The Cradle of Humankind is a place of rich educational value, and Maropeng is dedicated to ensuring school groups and learners are catered for. Maropeng offers exhibition guides, curriculum-based educational resource packs and accommodation for school groups coming from afar. It also gives financially impoverished schools the chance to visit, and has even adopted a school in the area, Maloney’s Eye Primary School, to which it recently donated towards a new kitchen, in honour of Nelson Mandela International Day.
The information gathered in the Cradle of Humankind is presented in an interactive and engaging way; the exhibits at the Maropeng Visitor Centre will keep even the most rambunctious student enthralled.