Wynberg schools say thank you to healthcare workers
25 February 2021
The Wynberg Campus of Schools comprises Wynberg Girls’ Junior (WGJS), Wynberg Boys’ Junior (WBJS), Wynberg Girls’ High (WGHS) and Wynberg Boys’ High (WBHS).
Staff lined up, socially distanced, to create the word “Wynberg”. They used their own pooled and recycled resources to form a large red cross and the words “Thank You” on WBJS’ sports field.
Courtney Wallace, an English and Drama teacher at WBHS, wrote and read a poem titled “Heroes among us”. The moment was a chance to remember those within the school’s own community who have passed on over the last year, those who are currently ill and those whose lives have been negatively affected by the greater economic effects of the pandemic.
Recognising the value that healthcare workers have played across the country and closer to home in the Wynberg community specifically, the schools have decided to host a number of civvies days over the coming months, to encourage donations from the schools’ communities for the staff of Victoria Hospital in Wynberg.
“We are community-based schools, and service is one of our most important pillars. The medical fraternity have made countless sacrifices for others over the last year – saying a small thank you is the least we can do, on behalf of all our staff, learners and families,” said the Wynberg Campus of Schools.