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A renowned artist and environmentalist gave a special talk to Preparatory School pupils
8th November 2016

A renowned artist and environmentalist gave a special talk to Preparatory School pupils.

 

Jacha Potgieter, who has worked with the likes Sir David Attenborough and is a member of the Orangutan Appeal UK, visited Rydal Penrhos on Monday, November 7 to give a presentation to pupils.

 

During the talk year groups got to hear about the work that goes on at the conservation sites in Borneo and Sumatra, in addition to the dangers facing apes in the wild.

 

They also found out about the process of rearing them to be ready for the wild – which can take as long as 15 years – before Mr Potgieter took questions from the pupils.

 

Plans are now in place for all age groups to create artistic impressions that will be displayed at the appeal centre’s coffee shop, while a sculpture using only recycled products will only be created.

 

Teacher Julie Woodthorpe, who organised the visit, said: “On behalf of Rydal Penrhos I would like to thanks Jacha for taking the time to visit us for what was a very informative talk.

 

“He has given us lots of good ideas than we can do to help the ongoing crisis worldwide, and we look forward to seeing the results.”

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