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SeaFans Course – Grade 9

Free introductory course to oceanography and marine careers, ideal for grade 9s who have an interest in marine life and science and who are considering this as a career path. This is especially important for grade 9s, as this is the grade in which final subject choices are made.

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The course runs over five days, covering various physical aspects of the oceans, with a few animal examples added to the mix. We ensure that the course is as hands-on as possible, with various activities and outings included. To apply, please provide the following:

  1. Write a letter of motivation (about 350 to 800 words) asking to participate. In this letter students should illustrate how they have come to be interested in marine science and how they feel this course will benefit them. They can also express their future career interests and leadership aspirations. Candidates will be selected mainly on the strength of this motivation, so it is imperative to put time and thought into its compilation. A contact e-mail address and phone number should be indicated so that we can contact them directly.
  2. The application needs to be accompanied by a supporting letter written by a Teacher or the Principal to indicate that the applicant shows potential in terms of Life Science/ Biology and geography.

Use the application form at the bottom of the page to apply.

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