Coconut Farm Field Trip

SEC International School Zanzibar Coconut Farm Field Trip

Every year, Teacher Toni takes the Year 1’s on a field trip through the village to show how coconuts grow on trees, how they are fetched, how to open them…and how yummy they are! This year, Year 5 joined in with Teacher Gemma and Teacher Kweli and the bigger students buddied up with the younger ones.

Anyone living in Zanzibar knows that coconuts are not just for eating. The trip to the coconut farm also took the students to the Bibi’s of Kibigija, who showed them how the fibre is soaked in the water on the beach, beaten up to make it soft and then rolled into a rope.

Have a look at how the students tried to make their own coconut ropes.