The Khanya Maths and Science Club was formed in 1999 when a group of concerned people formed a committee and worked on how to improve the standard of Grade 12 Maths and Science results. We aim to prepare the pupils for a full and satisfying life in the world of the 21st century while still providing the content and training for those who want to study Maths and Science after school.

In March 2000 the first group of Grade 7’s from all primary schools in Grahamstown joined the Club. We meet at the Museum on Saturday mornings for two hours–an hour of Maths and an hour of Science. During this time the children are engaged in fun-filled activities such as mathematical patterns in nature to doing experiments using microscience kits. The learners have enjoyed outings to a game reserve and the beach where they learnt how the organisms have adapted to living along the shoreline.

The Club has since grown to include grades 7, 8 and 9.

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Nonceba Shoba   Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa

Joyce Sewry   Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University

The Khanya Maths and Science Club was formed in 1999 when a group of concerned people formed a committee and worked on how to improve the standard of Grade 12 Maths and Science results. We aim to prepare the pupils for a full and satisfying life in the world of the 21st century while still providing the content and training for those who want to study Maths and Science after school.

In March 2000 the first group of Grade 7’s from all primary schools in Grahamstown joined the Club. We meet at the Museum on Saturday mornings for two hours–an hour of Maths and an hour of Science. During this time the children are engaged in fun-filled activities such as mathematical patterns in nature to doing experiments using microscience kits. The learners have enjoyed outings to a game reserve and the beach where they learnt how the organisms have adapted to living along the shoreline.

The Club has since grown to include grades 7, 8 and 9.

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