Mandela Day

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To celebrate Mandela Day we once again gathered our school community to assist with a number of initiatives. Our Intermediate Phase braved the cold weather to get up extra early today to hand out beanies, scarves and a cup of hot chocolate to pedestrians on their way to work.

Our Foundation Phase students made booklets that will be delivered to Witkoppen School and Diepsloot Nursery School, while our Grade 4s made Jars of Hope for Witkoppen Clinic. The Grade 5s wrote letters of appreciation to SAPS Douglasdale, Witkoppen Clinic, and Pik-it-up in Bryanston. Our Grade 6 girls also assisted Witkoppen School by making stationery holders.

Our High School students busied themselves knitting scarves in the colours of our South African flag. These scarves will all be donated to those in need. As with previous years, we encouraged our Brescia House School community to knit and crochet squares for blankets. These blankets are then exhibited in a mass display on Mandela Day, before being distributed to those in need. This year, due to the dramatic drop in temperature across the last few days, our school decided not to keep all the crocheted and knitted blankets until Mandela day (18 July), but to rather donate them sooner. We thank our students, staff, parents, grandparents and our community at large for all their contributions to this worthy initiative. #MandelaDay

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