SCOPE X is an annual one day event sponsored by SAASTA to create astronomy awareness. EU-UNAWE participated in the event to create astronomy awareness for young children. This was new to the programme, which essentially caters for young amateur astronomers and older children.
Two schools booked a cultural story telling session with the EU-UNAWE programme which ranged from grade four to seven. In total 42 learners had listened to cultural stories and engaged in activities that followed for an hour. Due to the learners been older than 10 years old, some of the activities were adapted to suit the learners. Weigh on the moon gave the learners the opportunity to sharpen their Maths skills. Creating therotation of the earth, moon and sun model also allowed the older learners understand the phases of the
moon. This gave them a deeper insight and understanding of moon phases. For the younger learners, developing their understanding of the moon and speaking of the moon phases, allowed them to
build on their pre existing knowledge.
It is hoped that EU-UNAWE can build a relationship with SCOPE X and expose more learners to astronomy, using indigenous stories.