MSED makes school holiday fun
26 October 2022
Safe Schools in the Metro South Education District (MSED) conducted holiday programmes to keep children off the streets and help them focus on a healthy and positive future.
Grades 8 and 9 learners from Summerdale High School, Beaconhill High School and New Eisleben High School attended the Safety Ambassadors Programme. The programme equips learners with non-violent communication and intervention skills to stop bullying and violence amongst their peers.
Topics covered were peer mediation, creative and constructive approaches to conflict, anger management, self-reflection, team building activities and the effects of bullying.
The programme was supported by various stakeholders such as the South African Police Service, Cesvi Foundation and Tswaranang Youth and Community Development.
A total of 60 learners also attended a three-day leadership camp at Steinthal Secondary School in Tulbagh. The learners enjoyed a session on conflict resolution that was facilitated by Brian Jeftha of Safe Schools. They were engaged and asked lots of questions.
Neville Goliath, Provincial Manager: Positive Behaviour Programme, facilitated a session on anger management. He provided learners with tools for managing anger.
A group of 30 Grades 8 and 9 learners from Aloe High School and Cedar High School in Mitchells Plain attended a learner support programme. The learners participated in various activities which included small group discussions and teambuilding exercises.
They discussed topics like peer pressure, decision making, anger management, choices and the effects of substance abuse. The programme was facilitated by Could C Training and Development and will continue during the fourth term as part of an afterschool programme.