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Out of the Box (OOTB)

Out of the Box was an initiative of the Old Mutual Foundation. The kit of instructional material, pitched at the primary school level, encouraged teachers to use South Africa's rich environmental and cultural diversity to teach science, mathematics, biology and geography.

Out of the Box was compiled with the input and partnership of the WWF, WESSA, Maths Centre, Eco-schools, Primary Science Project (PSP), and the Schools Development Unit.

The SDU was involved in supporting the roll out of the project in 2007-2008 in a selected group of 21 schools in the Overberg and (then) West Coast Winelands Education Districts in the Western Cape. Over 240 teachers and 10 000 learners were involved in project activities over this period.