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2015-09-24 06:00


Learners and staff from Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha enjoyed their Heritage Day celebrations on Tuesday. 

PHOTO: 
Mandla Mahashe

Learners and staff from Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha enjoyed their Heritage Day celebrations on Tuesday. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Learners from Luhlaza High School in Khayelitsha treated each other to not only some traditional entertainment but the treats even extended to traditional foods on Tuesday.

This was part of the of their Heritage Day event. The learners were clad in traditional attire while they entertained each other with dramatic plays, clothing and traditional songs.

“Today, we wanted to celebrate the various cultures in our schools and in our communities. As you can see the learners are dressed in Xhosa and Sotho traditional clothing. We want to show that not only are we different cultures but we are united,” said Principal Manono Makhaphela.

He said that he was happy to see that there learners were not just having fun but learning important lessons.

“They music, poems and particularly the plays that are showcased today are addressing social ills by teaching the young people about the values in our culture. Some of these values and norms have been lost so today they will learn a lot,” said Makhaphela.

Makhaphela said that even though it maybe all fun and games for the learners he hoped that they got a few lessons.

The excited throngs of learners cheered and laughed as their schoolmates entertained them with a play set at yesteryear.

The schools governing body’s Malima Madayizana said that they were happy to see the children enjoying themselves at the event.

“As you can see they are very excited with some of them dress for the big occasion. They were also excited about the food even though we all know how much they like modern foods,” she said

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