Schools vow to make every day a Mandela Day!
1 August 2019
Learners at schools across the Western Cape demonstrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy of selflessness and sacrifice on the former president’s birthday by giving back to their communities.
Lavender Hill High School organised a tea and pamper session for senior citizens while Blouvlei School in Retreat had a picket to raise awareness.
Glendale Secondary School in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain was a hub of activity on Mandela Day.
The school arranged with the local day hospital to set up a stall with warm soup and sandwiches for patients and anyone who needed something to eat.
Learners were also engaged in a clean-up drive at the school before classwork continued with renewed vigour.
The Grade 12 learners were addressed by Afrikaans author Dana Snyman who related the context and background of his work. One of his short stories has been prescribed for this year.
The school said their goal is to entrench a mindset of activism and service in all learners and for it to predominate throughout the year. “Our learners will inevitably leave the school and they need to see themselves as agents for social change and beacons of light to everyone they come into contact with.”