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The Kingston University visit to VHCC on 28 January 2016.
City of Cape Town - ERM Special Projects Team co - ordinated the visit by about 35
Kingston University, London students and staff who came to visit today. ZVT
assisted in making sure the food ingredients and utensils were supplied and
co-ordinated the finances for the lunch in the background.
Bernie hard a work preparing the lunch for everyone today. On the menu she said there is chicken curry served with rice, Breyani (rice and lentil mixed curry), Rooti's (Cape Town pronounciation of Roti) and a tomato salsa or salad with red and green peppers, onion and herbs. A variety of cooldrinks to drink.
There were groups working in
different sectors of the Nature Garden removing all the refuse and
The bags down this end were brought here and eventually taken to a central point for processing.
There is lots of stuff to be picked up here.
Meanwhile, what is happening in the kitchen? The rooti's have to be made for everyone having lunch today.
The roti's (in Cape Town they called rooti's) are looking very good.
In the VHCC library office Stephen Granger (City of Cape Town - ERM), Anthony Roberts CEO of CTEET and Nathan Nelson CTEET were having a meeting.
Back outside th bags of refuse
were piling up for recycling and then removal to the landfill site nearby.
Well done girls!
In the recently burnt area the
Imperata Grass is flowering (white shiny tops to the green parts).
Thank you very much to everyone for clearing this area.
The tyres which came out of the wetland area, needed some muscle power!.
That was thirsty work.
Everyone had washed their hands and there was a variety of cool drinks, plus
plain water to drink.
Thats a bit better after something to drink.
2nds and 3rds were required too. "We heard it was lunch time! Is that true?"
There were interactions all around.
A very positive energy was amoungst everyone, even after participating in a refuse removal exercise.
Renee and Sonja (The Recyclers) topping up with juice.
There was excited chatter while waiting for the first people in the food queue to move through.
"Here comes my lunch."
"Got mine and I am off to the back, where there is a breeze."
"Got mime and juice to go."
Dont worry all the plates, cups,
knives and forks are biodegradable made from
There was a slight hold up in the
queue as the pots had to be topped up,
"Some of that too, please."
The girl with her glasses in her
hands is celebrating her birthday today, everybody joined in singing
Edward taking over the serving spoon.
"Some of everything please."
Stephen in discussion about recycling in the City of Cape Town.
Lining up for the tomato salad (salsa) to go with the variety of curry flavoured servings.
Caroline has had her lunch and
has to go off and see to the workers cleaning the streets.
Veronica dishing up for Peter,
Head of the touring delegation from Kingston University and he is
Last in the queue to be fed are
the youngsters involved today. They have been busy moving the
There was a little shade and a slight breese from the sea in the Play Park.
Enjoying their lunch.
Stephen Granger thanking everyone
for participating and informing them what the next sequence
The table being set up with the
latest VHCC crafted animals. The colourful creatures are penguins
Getting the labels in the correct places.
The boys in this group listening to the talk.
... and the girls in this group paying attention.
Stephen also let everyone know
there were some knitted animals for sale if they would like to
And subequently .......
An elephant will be making a long
migration across the whole of Africa
A zebra will be relocated.
The warthog was captured and is going.
The family of meerkats were snapped up.
One of the "foot and mouth
free" buffalo and the giraffe will be
Everyone went off to play a
soccer game on the "sports field area" and I was first told VH had
The Kingston University delegation donated 40 sets of pants and shirts, with goalie gloves and caps. Also 2 soccer balls, aaaand a set of portable goal posts.
Thank you very much to all those
involved in planning, raising the money and transporting the kit all the way to
VH it is much appreciated.