Grade 8 & 9 Build
In 2016, our Grade 8 and 9 students volunteered to get involved in a single project to revamp one of our associated pre-schools in the community. The funds for the revamp are raised by the students at hosted Spur dinner evening. The revamp takes place over the October half-term break, approximately 60 students volunteer to help. This revamp includes painting educational murals, fixing and securing the existing building of the school, building or painting the jungle gym structure, laying down astro carpet in the playing area as well as putting up a shade cloth for the children to play under. We were privileged to see the pre-schools that we have been involved with building changed. This is a genuine community project, one that touched our own hearts as much as the pre-schools.
Grade 8 & 9 Build 2014:
Stop Hunger Now
You may well be aware of the Stop Hunger Now initiative. Stop Hunger Now provided the equipment and raw material necessary for packaging thousands of meals. Each meal cost R2.00 and each packet contained 6 such meals. The meals consist of rice, soya mince, dehydrated vegetables, seasoning and, vitamins and minerals.
The beauty of this initiative is that, in addition to all pupils and staff working together in a fun way doing something significant, we ourselves have been distributing the food parcels afterwards to the 16 schools that are associated with our HeronBridge Training and Resource Centre. These 16 pre-schools have no feeding scheme currently and our ongoing goal each year is to package enough meals to meet their needs each year.
Previously every year College pupils assist as coaches and host a 7 day soccer and netball clinic geared to Preparatory school children.
This is one of those opportunities where it is difficult to determine who gains more, the College student coaches, or the young ones under their care.
Upward sports 2013: