Keeping it Green for 50 years
The 270-hectare Treverton estate incorporates a large variety of ecosystems – wetland, grassland, rocky outcrops, springs, spring dams, catchment area and indigenous forest together with exotic forest and plants.
A passionate and heartfelt commitment to the environment gave birth to an insistence that this rare inheritance needed to be conserved, thereby presenting our exceptional educational tool.
So in 2000 a game fence was erected and the Treverton Wildlife Area (TWA) was established as the first natural, wildlife and game area in South Africa entirely managed by school pupils and staff under the guidance of experts in the field.
Over the years game species (blesbok, zebra and hartebeest) have been re-introduced to augment the already resident species (reedbuck, duiker, serval and other small mammals) and the TWA is now a beautiful tranquil, game-filled area adjacent to the College campus, with an emphasis on pupil participation and utilisation.
Volunteers get involved in all aspects of the management of the area – particularly in the translocation of the animals. Pupils receive project management training, are able to be physically involved, and most importantly realise that they can make a visible and long-term difference.