Mandela Day in the Junior Prep

July 29, 2022 | Junior Preparatory

Our Mandela Day celebrations began with a lively performance of ‘Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela’, by the Youth Theatre Company.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the interactive production that celebrates the many diverse facets of South Africa, while being taken on a journey by Mr Hare to meet Madiba.

Our ‘Trees of Quotes’ have allowed the children to reflect on the multifaceted path that has been laid by Nelson Mandela.

The staff had a wonderful afternoon painting takkies for children which will be donated to Kids Haven. We were very impressed with their artistic abilities.

Collections for charity were also done in the different grades.

  • Grade RR and R children collected teddies or any soft toy that will be donated to the Baragwanath Hospital in support of their Teddy Bear Project.
  • Grade 1 and 2 children collected tins of food and dried beans that will be donated to the Parktown North Methodist Church Outreach initiative in providing meals to the homeless community. 

In Aftercare the children made lovely furry animals for the children at Cotlands Toy Library. They had lots of fun decorating their custom party packs and filling them with delicious treats.

How did you spend your 67minutes?

The Wooler Family, Thomas in Grade 1 and his brothers James in Grade 3 and William who is 4 years old, made packed lunches for hungry tummies, which they handed out on the way to school on Mandela Day. 

The Sydow Family, Yusha and Mika in Grade 1 were involved in two initiatives leading up to Mandela day:

1. Their own initiative to make food parcels containing basic groceries, to hand out to needy people standing at the robots in the Sandton area (July).

2. A feeding initiative organized by our local Mosque to feed the recycling waste collectors who live along the Braamfontein Spruit – pots of food were prepared at the sorting site where they operate (behind the Takealot warehouse in Bryanston), and handed out to the Waste Recyclers on site.

The Wilson Family, Christian Wilson in Grade 2 and his brother in Grade 4 went around their surrounding neighbourhood and picked up litter.

Thank you to the families who gave 67 minutes in supporting their community. Please continue to share photographs or stories of how you have spent your 67minutes, to Let us make Mandela Day, every day!