Earlier this year, the Lesedi Outreach team decided to dedicate two weeks to learning about volcanoes.  Starting with a theory crash course, we took the kids on a visual journey of how volcanoes work and the vital role that they play in sustaining life on earth.

To assist with this understanding, we then decided to build our own volcanoes out of paper mache. Divided into four teams we begun our exciting journey with newspaper, coke bottles, flour and water. It turned out to be the most fun and messy experience.

Once that was complete, the sticky bits all dry and the volcanoes taking shape, it was time to paint.  Making the green pastures blossom and the mountainous structures come to life, green and brown paint landed everywhere.  Luckily we had a great clean up crew, so no evidence would be left over for the HeronBridge students to see.

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Learning About Volcanoes