Bushwise – 05 Nov 2017

Bush – Telegraph

KW.44 2017

News from the bush!

Hello my friends!

This week has been unusually calm in the Bushwise Camus.
After one big, long bird-based theory test on Monday morning, this consisted of identifying a large number of birds by sight and calls.
Thereon that everyone retreated to their rooms to study for the upcoming FGASA exam that Friday held for us.
On Tuesday we all enjoyed a surprise trip organized by our trainers to the Debengeni waterfalls in the nearby Dragensberg Mountains.
There were majestic waterfalls and rock formations and we all had.

Exuberant play in the water or on the shore …

… and a delicious, rich braai under the cool, shady forest canopy with another wildlife invited to explore.

We even saw a Dwarf Chameleon that entertained us by catching a fly – we all got to see what we had learned in our reptile module about Chameleons and how massive their tongue is and how they catch their prey.

At the end of our beautiful excursion we had a small shopping stop to stock up on supplies in Tzaneen and this rounded off the perfect day.
Many thanks to all trainers who made this possible for us and for Trevor braai´ing our lunch and especially to Sharin for the organization and all the hard work and effort you put in.
It was an absolutely magical day that we will never forget.
The following two days went by very quietly, and from time to time, our campus resembled a ghost town and the somewhat shy animals showed up more often …

… for example a very beautiful paradise Flycatcher.
On Thursday there was so much stress and tension in the air, you could almost feel it. Also, some of us didn’t even show up for meal times as we were too busy revising, but on Friday morning at 5:00 the first of us were sat in the classroom revising and anticipating the next few hours.
8:00 o’clock Friday morning started the grand finale.
We were divided into two groups, one half in the classroom, the other half in the dining room.
The 2.5 hours that we had for the exam went by quickly, and even after that, most were still very tense.
A little was celebrated in the evening, but the weekend was just as quiet as the week.
Currently everyone is busy preparing for our final assessment that this upcoming week brings – Our Assessment Game Drives.
I’m sure everyone has passed the FGASE level 1 exam; we are patiently waiting to receive our results on Monday.
Again many thanks to all of our Trainers and Bushwise staff for everything and for all the support and hard work and hours you all put in for us.
Good luck to all the students for their assessment drives!

  • Und was Sie betrifft, Treuer Leser …
    … lange Tage und angenehme Nächte!