Rustenburg Girls’ High unveils new science lab

In the new science lab, from left, are Rustenburg Alumnae chairwoman June Watson, pupils Amy Basson and Imaan Jacobs, and science teacher Susan Viljoen.

Rustenburg Girls’ High School celebrated the opening of its new science lab on Friday February 4 – the school’s 128th anniversary.

The school’s alumnae donated R150 000 to make the lab a reality.

“It is really a worthwhile thing to do; it’s our history that we are preserving, and we working towards the future,” said June Watson, chairwoman of Rustenburg Alumnae.

Science teacher Susan Viljoen said the opening of the lab signalled the beginning of a new era at the school.

“We can enjoy the room and do innovative experiments. This space allows us to do more practicals. The previous room did not give us enough space to teach in a physically-distanced environment.”

The new science lab has more space for equipment, and flat-screen TVs will link with pupils’ tablets.

Matric pupil Imaan Jacobs said the new lab would make learning about science a lot more fun while fellow matric Amy Basson said she was looked forward to doing science experiments. “Practical learning makes things easier to remember,” she said.

The alumnae hope to raise another R150 000 to make the lab even more advanced. “We would like to improve the workstations, gas pipes and cables for the computer network,” Ms Watson said.