Junior Prep Comrades for Cancer

June 11, 2021 | Junior Preparatory

On 28 May the Junior Preparatory hosted their annual Comrades for Cancer event. It was very fitting for the children to start the event by belting out our very own spirit cry, led by Ms Glass and Ms Clur. As it is their last year in the Junior Prep, the Grade Two children began their race by forming a heart to symbolise the love, care and grit they were showing for Cancer awareness. The event was extra special as it was attended by Mr Carel Nolte, the outgoing Chair of Council, and Mrs Ntombi Langa-Royds, the incoming Chair of Council. 


Mrs Harris welcomed the children to the event and explained that our hearts represent bravery and love. Mrs Harris and Mrs Jarvis filled the children’s heart with encouragement as they began their ultimate human walk around the campus.  As the bell went, the famous ‘Chariots of Fire’ was played, which created the perfect ambience of camaraderie and grit needed to complete the task.   


The children, led by the teachers, walked from the field onto the ring road, around the Chapel and back to the field, where they crossed through the large inflatable finish line. The  children encouraged each other and chatted happily throughout the walk, however everyone had to observe social distancing throughout the walk. They were excited to complete the event and ended off the race with broad, beaming smiles behind their masks. Several of our brave walkers were interviewed by Mrs Jarvis and their responses were full of delight and enjoyment, even though they were tired.


Our littlest Saint’s children, our Grade RR’s,  also participated and completed their walk by walking around the Prep School field. They loved finishing this event especially walking or sprinting through the inflatable arch, however, the microphone was a particular hit. They loved hearing their own voices whilst been interviewed by Mrs Jarvis.


Once again, this event shows us the wonderful community of belonging we have at St Stithians. The support from our staff, our children and our parents have made us raise money which will be donated to a charity in furthering cancer awareness and the research for cancer.


Siyabonga One an All. A true spirit of ubuntu.