Square Goes to Lufasi Park
Student Perspective: Ayomikun Year 9
This was one of the most fun experiences I have had this term in Square College while still learning a whole lot. The Lufasi Park is a private property that was bought to protect and care for injured wild animals, in order to release them back into the wild. They explained how we could help reduce global warming and how we could help by lower carbon-dioxide levels by planting trees. Their mission was to tackle the problems of global warming and the unfortunate killings of animals. We went around the park watching the animals and some of us even had the courage to touch them! We learnt about trees that could repel mosquitos and I saw a Cashew nut tree for the first time! It was a new experience like I was in Nigeria 20 years ago. Honestly speaking, the whole park was so fun and lively and I had fun with my friends. So I could say that Lufasi park was both fun and a learning experience that I won’t forget.
LUFASI Nature Park Experience.
I must say this trip was one of the most interesting experiences I had this term in Square College while still learning a whole lot. My first period was Geography and I was excited to join my mates and other students immediately after the class, as the excursion was fixed for 9am. I thought about what my teacher had taught me about nature and since we were going to LUFASI Nature Park, I just couldn’t wait to go. We all filed into the school bus and I sat close the window so I could have a clear view of the environment on our way to the park.
When we arrived at the park, we sat in a waiting room while we waited for an official to attend to us. She introduced herself, gave a brief history about the pack and we headed to a common room where we watched a presentation about climate change. I learnt that LUFASI (Lekki Urban Forestry and Animal Shelter Initiative) Park is a private property which was established over 20 years for forest conservation and animal sanctuary; they protect and care for injured wild animals in order to release them back into the wild. Their mission was to tackle the problems of global warming and the unfortunate killings of animals. They explained how we could help reduce global warming by reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and by planting more trees. We went around the park watching the animals and some of us even had the courage to touch them! Major highlights were on the Monkeys, which are identified with their names and skills. Amazingly one of the Monkeys is a make-up artist and likes to play with colours on people’s faces that’s if you have the courage to stand (ahahahaa). I saw an ancient/grandma Tortoise and a few other birds but I did not get to see any wild animal. I learnt about trees that could repel mosquitos, I saw some massive/gigantic anthills and I saw a Cashew tree for the first time, it was a whole new experience and it felt like I was in Nigeria 20 years ago.
After the sight seeing, we all went to the playing ground to swing, play football and basketball which was a whole lot of fun. Some of my friends also rode a Horse but I wasn’t very particular about that or should I say I was frightened :3. We had light refreshments, and I don’t think I’m far off in saying that everyone wanted to stay longer! On our way back to our bus, we saw more buses trouping in and people alighting to also have a view of the park. I can’t wait to go somewhere new and interesting, one thing’s for sure, I’ll definitely go again.