The Junior Prep celebrates Mandela Day.

July 19, 2019 | Junior Preparatory

This year the Grade R children collected children’s clothes and previously loved soft toys and teddies. With great excitement, they gathered outside the Dace Hall, ready to use their toys to make a large ‘67’ on the ground. They had so many to give, they even filled the centre of the ‘6’. Returning to class, the Grade R was a hive of activity as they designed their own proudly South African “Madiba” shirt.

 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This quote by Nelson Mandela inspired the Grade Ones to collect and donate their own previously loved books. The children challenged each other to collect 101 books per class because Mr Mandela would have been 101 years old this year. The classes counted and recounted the books every day this week. They wondered if they had collected over 1000 books!

The Grade Two children collected tinned food and discussed the significance of 67 minutes and how making a difference should become a way of life. They then wrote down ideas of how they could make a difference in the world around them. It was quite inspiring to see the deep thinking that went into their writing.

The children learnt all about the legacy of Mandela and how even a small deed that may not seem significant, can change the lives of others. Thank you for the wonderful legacy, Mr Mandela!