ID Mkize learners and international visitors create awareness about plastic pollution
20 February 2020
A partnership between ID Mkize Secondary School in Gugulethu and Whitby High School in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom is going from strength to strength. The two schools are twinned since 2011 through the British Council.
This week, the school hosted 20 learners from Whitby who are here to join forces with local learners to raise awareness about plastic pollution.
ID Mkize Principal, Zola Pahlana, described the exchange between the local learners and the visitors as enlightening. He was very proud of how well his learners did in a debate session with the visitors about the pros and cons of social media and its impact on society. The learners also shared ideas on recycling, the use of ecobricks and teaching communities to be more environmentally conscious.
Pahlana said they have also grown the circle by including neighbouring schools like Siviwe School of Skills and Sokhanyo Primary School.
He said the relationship has been going from strength to strength with numerous exchange visits over the years. In 2018, former British Prime Minister Theresa May also visited the school.
Whitby High School is one of 16 schools that are currently visiting the Western Cape.