Humans of the After School Movement
10 July 2019
The After School Programme has started a campaign called “Humans of the After School Movement” to gather inspiring stories of principals, teachers, learners, coaches, etc. who pour their energy into after school programmes and to acknowledge their stories and hard work.
Bridget Hannah, Programme Manager, said the after school sector cannot exist without the passionate and dedicated people who commit to providing quality after school programmes.
One of the individuals profiled is Terence Adams, Principal of Grosvenor Primary School in Atlantis, the winner of the 2018 Leadership Excellence Award in After-School Programming.
Adams said the After School Programmes create opportunities for learners.
“They’re all searching for something that makes them feel unique and special, that helps them identify their abilities and potential so they can try and realise them.”
He said learners at his school are happier, more energetic, and their results are better. Adams said a case in point was a very difficult learner who was accused of stealing and who did not want to be at school. “Through playing ringball in an after school programme, he achieved his Western Cape Province colours. It had a huge ripple effect. He’s loving school, and when other pupils saw what he had achieved, they felt they could achieve things.”
Are you part of an after school programme? Visit the After School Game Changer website (https://www.westerncape.gov.za/after-school-game-changer/) to share your story.