Elephant and Bees’ celebrate World Environment Day with Kileva Primary School

Report buy International Intern, Ro Vince

One of the projects that Elephants and Bees supports, in addition to working with beehive fence farmers is working with the local Primary School to the research centre, Kileva Eastfields, helping the children to learn more about the elephants that surround them and understand the value that wildlife brings to Kenya. On 5th June we taught the children all about the importance of World Environment Day and what it means to them, and we asked the children if they could help us to design a colourful new mural for the school to celebrate the wildlife around them. Children from all classes of the school joined Elephants and Bees staff and interns armed with crayons, pens and colouring pencils plus wildlife books and magazines and pictures.

Children engaged in the World Environment Day activities.

The children from the youngest to the oldest all went wild with excitement for the fun and games and drawing all their favourite African animals reinforced their love and appreciation for the endangered and threatened species living and surviving on their doorstep.

 

Proudly presenting their colourful drawings.

 

We had so many amazing drawings and pictures of all the animals you would hope to see on the African Savannah that in the end Elephants and Bees interns decided to draw them all! Interns Lorna McAllister and Jackie Delie, with the help of Kileva’s class 8 drew and painted this fantastic waterhole scene, brightening up the school and providing inspiration for conserving all the wild and endangered species we share our environment with.

The new school mural – inspired by the children pictures.

 

 

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