Great Bosch Bake off
30 July 2020
As the Western Cape’s Covid-19 infection and death rates have climbed, there has been an increasing awareness of the enormous pressure and strain that this has placed on healthcare workers.
The Rondebosch Boys High School (RBHS) community put their heads together and brainstormed a way to show their gratitude, appreciation and support to local nurses, doctors and healthcare practitioners for the long hours that they are working, the extreme stress under which they are operating, the dangerous environment they are placing themselves and their families in, as well as the love and devotion they are showing to the local community.
The boys and parents of RBHS spent the last weekend of June in the kitchen baking up a storm. The handmade goods were delivered in a drop and go system to a decontaminated classroom, and then a group of Grade 8 boys, following strict protocols, packaged and decorated all of the donations. These were then delivered to Groote Schuur hospital to be distributed to frontline workers.
The school said the 400 gift packs of home baked goodies were a small gesture to show their enormous gratitude and support. “We hope they found our backing tasty!”, said Elizabeth Fraser, RBHS Head of Interact.
RBHS Principal Shaun Simpson extended his gratitude to everyone that assisted.
“Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making this project such a huge success, we are simply blown away by the generosity of our RBHS community. A special thank you to Mrs Fraser and the interact team of boys and staff who worked so hard behind the scenes packaging the parcels.”