Rene Fahrenfort

South Africa
Rene Fahrenfort was born and raised in Cape Town. She qualified as a Phys. Ed specialist teacher at the two training colleges that existed in the Western Cape. From 1987 Rene taught at a few schools in Cape Town before transitioning to Adult Basic Education and Training. In 2001 she relocated to the United Kingdom where she spent the next 12 years teaching in primary schools across five London boroughs. During this time she was awarded Leading Teacher Status, Chartered London Teacher Status and


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School: The International School of Cape Town 350 students are involved The average age of the students: 6 - 18 Year

Projects 2021

Firelighters from Shredded Paper

At the International School of Cape Town we have been looking at various aspects of WASTE. One of our Year 4 learners had the idea to use the paper that gets shredded in the school each day. She took the shredded paper home where she made firelighters. It was interesting and rewarding to see her awareness of the divide between rich and poor in South Africa.  She suggested that the firelighters be shared with people that need to use heat for cooking and as a source of light. She is currently working on another very exciting project where she uses 'waste' paper from our school, so watch this space!!