Much fun was had by all at Mukuvisi Woodlands on Sunday 26 June 2016. The regular Woodlands Sunday Walk/Run/Cycle took place and saw a great turnout. In addition however, 159 runners turned out to participate in the first HAC Big Sky Mukuvisi Cross Country Run, with 75 running the approximately 8km distance and 84, the 13km. The SPCA also hosted their monthly Fun Dog Show at the Woodlands, so it was an action packed day!
|Mukuvisi Woodlands Eco Schools Programme commemorated World Environment Da,y which falls on 5 June annually, on Friday 10 June. The Eco Schools Programme holds such events on Fridays, by mutual consensus amongst member school and colleges.
This is the most practical day on which to bring several hundred children, teenagers and young adult students to spend the morning at the Mukuvisi Woodlands (or sometimes other venue) to celebrate the several special globally marked commemorative days which highlight issues of importance and concern in the areas of wildlife, conservation and environment generally. Friday's event was superb in every way.
Attendance was huge, with 800 children and 200 adults turning out! The theme was 'Join the Race to Make the Future World we Want' and the event was generously supported by UNICEP and the UNDP, with additional assistance from the EU, Econet, Bird Life Zimbabwe, the Nyarado Group, World Vision and Total Zimbabwe, and was organised in collaboration with Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate. There were lots of really interesting stands to visit, and many children recited poems and essays, performed plays and sang songs, around the environmental theme, to entertain and educate the crowd.
A more detailed description of events, attending dignitaries, governmental and organisational representatives and speeches, will be posted soon. Meantime, enjoy our photos and video clips of this uplifting and very educational event!