Zanemfundo Primary South Africa and Zafferana Etnea Italy
Intercultural Exchange Visit
The intercultural Skype Exchange conference between Zanemfundo Primary and Zafferana Etnea was part of the exchange visit proposal submitted to EUNAWE International Office in May 2012. It offically took place on the 22nd of November 2012.
The learners conducted the following activites in their countries:
- Measure shadows using a metre stick at 9am, 12pm
- At 12:00pm the learners had to measure the
direction of the shadow of the stick using a compass.
- Reading a legend or creating a myth about the
Sun to share.
Eight Grade Four learners ( 10 year olds) participated in the above activities. The activities were conducted from the 19th to the 21st of November 2012. The learners conducted the investigation between 9am12pm and at 2pm which fitted in with the school time. Nosipho and Marildia assisted the learners with
the activities and their enthusiam rubbed off on the learners.
What enthralled the learners the most was the drawing of shadows and how it changed according the
times. Due to the activities being so hands on, the learners were eager to exchange information, double check measurments and draw and cut out outlines oftheir shadows. It built great team spirit among the learners.
During the first part of the Skype conference, the learners introduced themselves, the name of their schools they attended, how old they were and a talking point was the fact that the learners in Italy do not
wear a school uniform compared to South Africa.They also discuss their location in the world using the EUNAWE Earth Ball, the current seasons in each country and compared temperatures for the dayand time.
The discussion was lead by Alessandra Zanazzi and Maredia Adi to assist learners with the understanding of the questions , since both set of learners are second language speakers of English. The learners went on to compare the measurements from the different countries and comparisons were made.
The learners then told myths about the Sun. The South African learners told the story of The Crocodile Who Swallow the Sun, which is a Southern African myth using visual aids. Each of the learners retold a
section of the story . The learners from Italy made their own story and drew pictures to tell the story.The skype conference ended with both set of learners singing a song. The learners from South Africa sang a so Xhosa song called “Ndiyagodola”.
It was agreed that the next exchange programme will be in