Last week the Grade 5 Rainbirds held a Skype call with a Grade 5 class in New Jersey, USA. They discussed the water crisis and Day Zero in the Western Cape, particularly in Cape Town. Our students shared how we are all working together to save water with measures such as short showers, grey water flushing, rainwater collection, etc. It was an eye-opener for the US students who were planning a fundraising drive to assist water stricken areas in Africa. The teacher had sent a set of questions for our students to discuss and prepare for in advance, so we knew what to expect as time was limited.
With Skype, we managed to connect despite a 6-hour time difference between New Jersey and Cape Town. We were ending our school day, just as they were beginning theirs. This was real-life learning across the oceans!