On Thursday, 27 February 2020, Eunice High School facilitated a maths and science outreach where learners from different schools were exposed to the teaching methods and tools used by Eunice teachers. Grade 11 learners from Atlehang Senior Secondary School and Tsoseletso High School were invited to complete their first physical sciences practical with ladies from Eunice, and their Grade 12 learners participate in a trigonometry maths workshop. 20 Learners from Atlehang were in attendance (10 for maths, 10 for physical sciences) and 30 from Tsoseletso (15 maths, 15 physical sciences).
The physical sciences workshop was facilitated by Mrs Kerryn Lombard, Mr Inus Wessels, Mr Roeland Schoombie and Mrs Karin Kok. The maths workshop was presented by Mrs Lize-Mari Smit and some of the matric students. The learners had lunch together and the opportunity to get acquainted with one other before the workshops got underway. The physical sciences workshop had the learners complete a ticker-timer practical (that proves Newton’s second law of motion) in mixed groups of Eunice learners and learners from other schools. The maths workshop had learners work through complex content in mixed groups to expose learners to different methods of solving maths problems.
The maths and science outreach initiative was started 15 years ago to assist teachers with curriculum content. Ten years ago, Eunice started to invite learners from schools with limited resources to attend practical sessions. In recent years, Eunice has started to invite the top learners from these schools, in the hope that these learners will be able to share what they have learned with their peers.
Learners from Tsoseletso and Eunice heading to the science workshop.
A learner from Atlehang during the maths workshop.