I founded Xperiland in 2011 after I resigned as a teacher. I taught Mathematics, Physical Science and Life Sciences for the FET phase (Grade 10 – 12). As a teacher, I realised that we need to do more practical experiments while teaching, so that the learners have a better understanding of the concept being taught. I decided to offer learners a chance to do the experiments “hands on” in the class. The only vehicle at that stage was to offer the classes as an extra mural- or co-curricular activity. I was overwhelmed by the response to the classes and did not even realised the need was so big. The classes are focused on enrichment and definitely not something to replace science teaching in the schools. The other focus is to use things in and around the house to do the experiments. Xperiland want to teach children that Science is all around us and not confined in a laboratory. We want to encourage the learners to make a plan, to better a design and to think! Our motto is: Failure is a motivation to try again! We have to make mistakes in life because that is how we learn. Mistakes are also a proof that we are trying something new. Mistakes many times lead to wonderful and extraordinary discoveries! Some of our most enjoyable and favorite experiments were born out of trying to achieve something totally different! The reason I love doing experiments is because I learn everyday! I learn from great Scientists, I learn by making new plans, I learn to explain the concepts in an understandable way...... but most of all I have learned to look deep into our students’ eyes and see the amazing creativity and treasures that are waiting to be unlocked soon!