Now we have completed six weeks of lockdown and the children being off school, I don’t know about you, but having some new ideas for things to do is a must. Although a bit of routine is good, they’re getting a little tired of Joe Wicks every morning, and the same maths and English tasks sent from school each day.
South African Fruit have told me about an amazing competition that children can take part in over the lockdown period, as the competition has been extended to Friday 29th May. By helping a South African School, you can be in with a chance of winning £1,000 for your school to spend on school supplies, and to have a Gastronaut Live Show at your school, by BBC presenter Stefan Gates!
Sounds pretty awesome, and I know my children would look forward to getting back to school to see this with their friends if they won, after the lockdown. Plus, all entries will receive a certificate signed by the UK’s South African High Commissioner, so something special to have at home, or at school if it is a school entry.
How do I help a South African School?
What you can do is submit photos or videos of a piece of art that your children have created, with the art representing: ‘Doing Good with South African Fruit.’ You can also get collecting any books that are gathering dust on your shelves and are no longer needed in your home (or at your school). The books will be passed on, and they will be well loved in South Africa! Your unwanted school books could be used in underprivileged farm and rural schools in South Africa, and you can arrange a collection here.
In order to be in with a chance of winning, South African Fruit growers ask in return that you submit a photo or video of a piece of art representing: “Doing Good with South African Fruit” – whatever that means to you. Children can demonstrate how they ‘Do Good with South African Fruit’ through text, drawings, sculptures, paintings, collages, plays, videos, photo displays, and so on. Creativity is what they are going to be looking for so it could be a fun homeschooling activity to learn a little about South Africa, and why their fruit is so delicious, and then think about how you can do good with it!
We have been having a go at home, and it has been fun. We’ve chopped up South African Pink Lady apples (in season at the moment), and had a go with paints and printing, and have talked about how we can share food with others.
For more details on how to enter and submit your artwork, you can download and view the entry pack here, which has more information: http://helpasouthafricanschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Entry-pack-2020.pdf. Do you think that you’ll give this a go? It will certainly b a fun homeschool activity to pass some time, if nothing else.
The terms and conditions of the competition can be found here: http://helpasouthafricanschool.co.uk/terms-conditions/.
Good luck! It will be great to hear if you enter, and what your primary school children come up with.
*collaborative post- all opinions are my own.