Media Alert: WCED Delivers Science Kits to Province's Poorest Schools | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: WCED Delivers Science Kits to Province's Poorest Schools

4 December 2011

On Tuesday, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Bloekombos Primary School to see the delivery of a Natural Science kit at the school. Bloekombos Primary is one of 217 Quintile 1 schools that will receive the science kit.

Each school will receive (as seen in attachment) a steel cabinet on a mobile trolley which contains a variety of items such as glass beakers, gas burners, various chemicals, tubes, evaporating dishes, funnels, boiling flasks, to name just a few. Each kit costs over R13 000.

The primary purpose of the kit is to support and improve the teaching and learning of science in our poorer schools in the intermediate phase. The Western Cape Government is determined to increase the number of learners taking subjects like Mathematics and Physical Science, and these kits will support our drive in increasing learner interest in these subjects by exposing more learners to the practical application of Science at an early age.

The minister will be unpacking some of the contents and will take part in an experiment or two!

Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Time: 11:00
Venue: Bloekombos Primary School, Magubudela Street, Bloekombos, Kraaifontein

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Casey
Spokesperson for Minister Grant
Cell: 072 724 1422
Tel: 021 467 2377