Grade 10 and 12 in camp to boost studies

11 Aug 2013 13:59

With the Grade 10 and 12 final exams fast approaching; students are gearing up for one of the most important examinations of their lives.  Parents call in tutors and students put in the extra hours of studying.
Local business woman Madeline Line is organizing a fourth consecutive study camp for Grade 10 and 12 learners.
The camp will be held from 25 August until 2 September and application forms are available at the Blue Bells Internet Café situated at the Park Foods Shopping Center in Khomasdal.
Various high schools namely; Academia, Concordia and Jan Mohr will have learners at the study camp.
Application forms were also faxed outside Windhoek for those that showed an interest in the camp.  
The cost per applicant is N$2 000 and it includes three class sessions; during the morning, the afternoon and the evenings, three meals a day, accommodation as well as transport costs.
The learners will stay in the Otjozondjupa region at the Kombat Primary school where teachers of various subjects will be assisting them with topics they don’t understand, giving them study tips and helping them work out previous question papers.
Line, who has been holding the camp since 2010 said that the purpose of the camp is to assist learners to prepare for their final exams and to help them iron out problem areas.
Learners will be encouraged to point out their problem areas and the teachers and volunteers will help them out through explanations and lessons.
There will be one-on-one sessions with learners and teachers in order to allow for a more personal interaction between the learners and teachers. Teachers for various subjects such as physical science, mathematics, and geography will be deployed at the camp; volunteer students from the University of Namibia will also be assisting the teachers at the camp.
As the saying goes; ‘’a healthy mind equals a healthy body’’ thus the learners will also be participating in sports activities at the camp. The participants will also be visiting the Etosha National Park, Lake Otjikoto as well as a trip to the hoba meteorite. All the trips are inclusive in the N$2 000 application fee.
Last year, the camp attracted a 100 Grade 10 and 12 learners and Line expects the entries to fill up soon. ‘
“There are still a few spaces left, those that need application form can get them at the designated schools to avoid disappointment’’ she says.
Classes will be conducted every day during the eight day study camp with food breaks in between. Line who owns an internet café and an events management company, says the camp is part of her social corporate responsibility as a business person.