Cover Me includes Maya-Rose Torrao

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I’m a fan of Cover Me, an online music zine based in the USA that points me at tributes. Cover songs not only show appreciation for musical heroes but ensure that their music reaches new generations. I was super pleased to find Knysna’s Maya-Rose Torrao included in their latest article which featured The Decemberists’ album, The Crane Wife. Maya-Rose had covered their ‘Summersong’. I’ve never met Maya-Rose but interviewed her via email after she did well in the 2012 De Beers English Olympiad. She was a student of Oakhill School then. … Read the full article…

Comedian Rob van Vuuren in Knysna – June 27/28

Rob van Vuuren in Knysna June 27 and 28

“Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor. It was bound to happen though, if you consider his shortness to awesomeness ratio multiplied by his genius and augmented by the fact that he is a bit of a dick. All the fun at Oakhill School on June 27 & 28 2014. … Read the full article…

Knysna Students help River Action Project

Effective Microorganisms

Two rivers run alongside Oakhill School and down, and past, Stepping Stones into the Knysna Estuary. Grades 7 and 10 students have identified testing sites and are having the water professionally tested to identify pollution levels. Graeme Barnhoorn, of Sassenheim Estate, informed the schools about Effective Microorganisms which naturally treat pollution in rivers. The students were shown how to make the mud balls using EM liquid, pine bark and Oakhill clay. After 10 days, after the micro-organisms have multiplied, the balls were inserted into polluted areas. Follow-up tests will be … Read the full article…