School trips to the Harties Cableway

  • 14 March 2013 | Kate Rau

Learners from Midstream College thoroughly enjoyed their excursion to the Harties Cableway

What better way to teach students about the geography and history of a place than by visiting it? This is the idea behind school excursions to the Harties Cableway, where learners and educators are invited to experience first-hand the largest mono-cableway in Africa.

This month staff and senior phase learners from Midstream College Primary School in Midrand went on a day trip to the Harties Cableway.

The students described the outing as the highlight of their excursions so far, according to Pieter Lourens, staff member of Midstream College.

Citing excellent service and thanking the Harties Cableway team for the excellent organisation of the outing, Lourens confirmed that the school would certainly be making use of the facilities again.

“I would like to thank the Cableway for the excellent service rendered to our school during our day excursion on 6 March. Midstream College staff and learners were extremely impressed ... The staff were friendly and helpful, and every aspect of the trip was well organised,” he said.

Pamela Walker, head of geography at Dainfern College in Johannesburg, agreed. Walker spearheaded a group outing for 65 Grade 12 learners and eight educators to the Cableway earlier this year as part of a school history and heritage day tour, which included a trip to the Sterkfontein Caves.

For educators

The Cableway offers scholars in school uniform a discount entry price of R80 during the week. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at Harties Cableway.

Educators are offered a discount entry price of R120. Group bookings can be accommodated at the Cableway, but educators are advised to contact Elmie Botha or Iain Gunn to confirm available dates and times.

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