Preparatory School

Epworth Prep supports Keep PMB Clean Action Group

Epworth Prep School has taken up Keep PMB Clean Action Group’s (KPCA) challenge of “creating an ellie and filling its belly”. The KPCA is calling all schools, clubs artists and creatives to join their Ellie Bank Project. The idea is to create an ellie bank (piggy bank) out of recyclable materials and to fill its belly with the “family” of elephants on R20 notes or with cans. The funds raised will empower KPCA to fulfil its mandate to get PMB clean, neat, beautiful and green with a specific focus on the beautification of the  city through art, colour and gardens.

KPCA’s director, Lara Edmonds, visited the school to highlight the campaign and to explain the issues faced by PMB. She said: “We have resuscitated a sleeping giant well known in the 1990s and early 2000s for its ‘Adopt a Spot’ and Environmental education campaigns. The city of Pietermaritzburg is at a tipping point, and we call on citizens to RISE and RECLAIM our once beautiful city.

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Epworth’s Eppie the Ellie was made from recycled material by our estates staff and covered in paper mache and painted by the Grade 5s. He even has his own red school bag. People will be encouraged to “feed” Eppie with cans, via his trunk, and fill his school bag with R20 notes. In this way, Epworth will be contributing to KPCA’s quest to transform Pietermaritzburg.

Epworth is well know for its environmental initiatives and proudly boasts an Emerald award from Eco-Schools for its 20-year commitment to everything green. Epworth was also one of the first schools in the country to join the Eco-School’s programme.

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Epworth's Eppie the ellie