MMEP Awards Ceremony

MMEP Awards Ceremony

Usual Bug Magic at MMEP Awards Ceremony

The Bugs spread their usual Magic at the annual awards ceremony

The Midlands Meander Education Project (MMEP), a born and bred in the Midlands organisation, held their 13th annual Awards Ceremony recently. The MMEP partners with a number of Midlands based rural and township schools in order to provide supplementary, relevant and meaningful educational services.

As always the Awards Ceremonyy was a magical occasion celebrating with teachers, scholars and beloved supporters, who all joined in with the fun and learning that the event provides. A highlight was a “showcase” lesson done by the dynamic MMEP team demonstrating making the ecobrick, a recycling wonder used in the construction of houses and furniture. The brick is made entirely of waste plastic and a plastic bottle! What a way to clean up one’s surrounds of non-biodegradable plastic. You cannot believe how much plastic litter can be squeezed into a 2l plastic bottle.

The Music Voyage choir, a Midlands initiative directed by Catherine McLelland entertained guests at the awards ceremony

The focus of the day was on fun, networking and celebrating the hard work done by the team and schools over the past year. While mingling and networking attendants enjoyed locally made bunny chows and fresh sandwiches. A plastic-free party – as always an event to remember! The MMEP did it again – made magic and fun to end of a productive year of learning.

The MMEP would like to thank their funders: N3TC, Thatu, Hulamin, NCT Forestry Cooperative, Boeing, Ground Cover, Rotary and Dargle Conservancy for their continued support. We would also like to thank the sponsors of our awards: Badges and Signs, Hallmark Corporate, Blackwood’s Nursery, Merrivale Spar and Nuts About Toys & Books for their generous donations. Thank you to Hawkstone Primary Choir, Music Voyage and Phillip Gumede and his dancing team for the inspired entertainment.

Philipa Gumede’s dance team impressed with their graceful moves

A big thank you to the volunteers who helped, the local community, teachers and schools for attending, and lastly a big thanks to The

Yummmm! Farmer’s Daughter Bunnies…

Farmers Daughter who provided the truly delicious catering.