THE main aim of the Motherwell Swartkops Conservancy Enviro Club, which was formed last year, is to educate people to take care of planet Earth and keep the environment clean.
This club was formed last year by Ntombozuko Ntabeni with 53 children.
They teach pupils about keeping the environment clean through various activities and concerts.
Last week they held a concert at the Library in NU9.
“We basically educate people about the environment, through music, plays, speeches, poems and Xhosa dance. We organise events that are always around the topic of saving planet Earth, and how pupil go about keeping the environment clean.
“Last year we had a poster competition, where pupil had to create posters using paper and plastic,” said Ntabeni.
They also teach people to plant trees, recycle and stop illegal dumping.
“In our club we also have a recycling project. I teach the children to make plastic bags and hats. We make beads using cans and plastic bottles and hats with paper and cardboard,” said Ntabeni.
At the event there was also an exhibition at the library on books about pollution and keeping the environment clean.
“It is important that pupils join the library and have access to these books. It is important that we teach people about keeping our environment clean in whatever way possible,” said librarian Marianne Terblanche.
The club also does cleanups in the community. They go from house to house to teach pupils about cleanliness, and also how to try to keep the Swartkops river clean.