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A group of about fifty Grade 5 learners from St Pauls Primary School in George got a taste of campus life, when they visited the Nelson Mandela University George Campus on 17 July as part of the Campus’ Mandela Week outreach programme.  

The excited group, accompanied by two teachers, were treated to a guided tour of one of the popular nature trails on campus - “Lovers Lane”, with nature conservation lecturer, Willem Matthee, in attendance to help them uncover interesting facts and observations about the pristine natural environment.  The learners also met staff and members of the Campus Management Team, including the Campus Principal (Act), Mr David Alexander, who engaged them in a “quiz” to discover how well they observe their everyday surroundings.  

Staff and students of the Nelson Mandela University George Campus will be honouring the legacy of Madiba, after which the university is named, through a number of inspiring/uplifting engagements this week, and throughout the Centenary Year.

A proud Helen Lategan received a Mandela lapel pin from Mr Alexander for her accurate response.

Director of the School of Natural Resource Management, Dr Anton Schmidt (right), also inspired the learners to cultivate a love of science.

Some of the learners on the hiking trail exploring the beautiful 'Lover's Lane' trail. 

Nature conservation lecturer, Willem Matthee pointing on the guided hike with the learners. 

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