Paul and Marina Eilers are doing the rounds at Mossel Bay primary schools with a Marine/Shark awareness puppet show. Pictures show the Gr4-7 learners at St Luke’s Brandwag, with the principal Mr Mann in attendance and representatives of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR), Wendy Crane and Luami Zondagh.
The Garden Route Casino Trust funded the initial development of the script (Afrikaans and English versions, songs and a worksheet, some of the puppets and equipment). The English version has been well received at numerous pre-schools in Mossel Bay (and is ongoing) and executed by passionate shark conservationist Esther Overbeeke of the Keep Fin Alive campaign.
The current run is co-sponsored by the Trust and the Mossel Bay Municipality. The GCBR has been the facilitator of all the above mentioned legs of the shark/marine awareness programmes.
Paul and Marina are known for the excellence of their work. To attend one of their shows should be on anyone’s bucket list! Again, a very successful partnership between the Trust, the Mossel Bay Municipality, the GCBR and service providers Marina, Paul and Esther! More photos below...