Friday 14 October marked another milestone for Southern Cross Schools in Hoedspruit. The school held their second annual college awards evening where, for the first time, Grade 12 learners were honoured with various academic awards. 2011 represents the first Grade 12 class, thereby affording these learners the bragging rights of being the first graduates of the school since its inception.
The ceremony, which was held at the School’s ‘Earth Circle’, was a memorable evening for all learners and teachers. Prizes were kindly sponsored by various companies and lodges in the area, and awarded to those who achieved top marks in each subject.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp and Save the Elephants South Africa sponsored the prize for the learner who achieved top marks in Life Sciences. The prize, which was awarded to Devon Leibach for his outstanding marks, consists of a luxurious two night stay at Tanda Tula, during which time he will spend two days with Save the Elephants South Africa to learn more about elephant research and get some hands on experience with the amazing team.
Tanda Tula is committed to wildlife and environmental conservation and as a result established a relationship, 10 years ago, with Save The Elephants, a world renowned elephant research and conservation projected started by Sir Iain Douglas Hamilton in Kenya in 1976. Save the Elephants South Africa is located within Tanda Tula Safari Camp and guests are invited to visit the research centre to learn more about their amazing work.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp and Save the Elephants South Africa look forward to welcoming Devon.