WORLD RHINO DAY 2015

 

Rhinos in Africa organised and celebrated World Rhino Day at Western Province Preparatory School which is situated in Claremont in Cape Town, South Africa.   A life-sized Rhino sculpture, which was designed and handcrafted by five grade 7 students, was collected and transported to the school.  

It was placed on the field with the beautiful Cape Town mountains in the background.  The famous Afrika Burn Loki motorised Rhino was hired by RIA for the day,  much to the delight of the boys.  

The boys given a short lecture by the headmaster about the plight of the Southern Black and White Rhino.  


A much practised Rhino formation was created with the involvement of teachers and boys alike.  It was a great success and it was filmed by the Blackbean Production Team using a drone. 



The Rhino sculpture was then transported carefully to a very well known tourist area in Cape Town called the V&A Waterfront.  The sculpture was off loaded and positioned with ten other life sized sculptures, all made by different schools in the Western Cape Region.  These were all on display in the beautiful iconic Watershed building and around the Waterfront.  

The exhibition was opened by the Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille.  The boys at WPPS were lucky enough to meet her.  

The event was attended by well known artist Beezy Bailey, the Ambassador for Miss Earth Africa and some of the well known cast from Madame Zingara.  An auction was held and funds raised were donated to Rhinos Without Borders which is a Rhino relocation programme.

Photo Credit
Blackbean Productions