Busy Bees deliver honey to peers

2015-06-10 06:01
THE teachers of both schools are from the left Patience Moipolai (Retlameleng), Winnie Mosikare (Busy Bee), Joyce Philander (Retlameleng) with some of the honey delivered, Neo Kajane (Retlameleng) and Pienkie Otsheleng (Retlameleng). 

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THE teachers of both schools are from the left Patience Moipolai (Retlameleng), Winnie Mosikare (Busy Bee), Joyce Philander (Retlameleng) with some of the honey delivered, Neo Kajane (Retlameleng) and Pienkie Otsheleng (Retlameleng). Photos: B

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THE delivery of honey to the Retlameleng Special School’s gr. R learners proved to be heart-warming on International Children’s Day on 1 June.

Their peers of the Busy Bee Preschool showed up , dressed in pyjamas and carrying jars of honey, at their doorstep to spend a few hours with them.

The Retlameleng Special School is based in Galeshewe and caters for blind, deaf and physically disabled children.

Although all the children enjoyed themselves during the interaction and educational programmes, the day was mostly an eye opener for Busy Bee preschoolers as they had the opportunity to learn the usage of Sign Language.

According to Winnie Mosikare, one of the teachers at Busy Bee, the aim of the visit was not only to deliver the honey, but also to show their love and acceptance towards the children and to expose normal children to children with disabilities.

She also added that the idea to dress in pyjamas was to welcome the winter formally.

The guests of Busy Bee expressed their appreciation to Retlameleng for opening their doors and accommodating them regardless of the short notice.

According to Mosikare, Busy Bee has built a relationship with Retlameleng through regular visits and participating in programmes together.

“It was so beautiful to see all the learners enjoying themselves, especially when they were teaching each other Sign Language.

“We also had a session where we reminded all the children of children’s rights and responsibilities.

“Now they understand more clearly that they are all God’s children and creation, no matter how different they are,” added Mosikare.

She said more awareness should be created around International Children’s Day.

“I would like this day to be celebrated more so that children must feel special and apprecia-ted on the day, just like on Mother’s Day and on Father’s Day.”

Joyce Philander, the principal at Retlameleng, also expressed her excitement around the visit, especially the fact that the children learnt how to interact with each other.

“They learnt how to treat and behave around children with disabilities and also learnt the basics of Sign Language,” she said.

Highlighting that Busy Bee always supports their programmes, Philander said that the visit came just at the right time because the guests also brought with them beanies (winter hats) and pyjamas, which they donated to their peers.

Mosikare said the pyjamas that had been donated to the learners of Retlameleng were donated by the parents of the Busy Bee Preschool learners

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