As mentioned in a previous newsletter, the Water Research Commission has given us funding to develop a social media water quiz, dubbed the Amanzi Quiz, for school learners. The duration of the contract is from June 2013 to June 2014. Receipt of funds is subject to achieving specific deliverables on a tightly defined timeline.
We have already prepared a specification for the website and social media app development. We chose Edge Campus as the provider of the quiz app, employing their “Qurio” app for cell phones, tablets and PCs. Sheraine van Wyk and Shirley Volkwyn are busy writing the “school library” material that will be a resource for learners to find the answers to multiple-choice quiz questions. These will be uploaded onto a new section of the WCC website.
We have agreed with the natural and physical science curriculum advisor, Western Cape Education Department, Overberg Region, that the Quiz will be trialled by grade 8 and 9 pupils in 27 schools across the Overberg during October and November 2013.