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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

imageToday we visited the  Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg together with a group of other homeschoolers as our first field trip for the year.

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The boys started their tour building walls with mini foam bricks. They had five minutes to move the bricks & mortar, build the walls of the “building”. It took some coordination & teamwork as well as parental assistance, but finally they got it done. Although it took way longer than the allocated time to build, they had loads of fun “experiencing” the mini Murray & Roberts building site.

Sci-Bono ~ Murray & Roberts

After tearing down their newly built walls, packing up they all got to tour the rest of the exhibits.

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his projector soccer “field” was a huge hit amongst the kids. The moving dinosaurs had some of the smaller kids quite scared.

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There were just so many exhibits. So much to touch & figure out how it worked… the boys had a blast…

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Whilst the little ones enjoyed a break from all the walking, in the Lego in the pit, the older kids puzzled Africa… now where do all those pieces go & what is that country called again?

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Finally, teamwork paid off & Africa was once again complete… Off to the next section for some more stuff to see, feel & explore…

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All in all, we must have spent at least 3 hours at the centre exploring & if it hadn’t been for Junior Engineering on our schedule for the afternoon, I’m quite sure the boys would have spent many more hours exploring the centre.

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