Hermannsburg Happenings

2016-05-04 06:00
The entire high school and teachers entered into the spirit of 'Shakespeare Day' last week.

The entire high school and teachers entered into the spirit of 'Shakespeare Day' last week.

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"FRIENDS, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears." Words and phrases penned by “The Bard”, William Shakespeare, have become such an integral part of our everyday speech that most of us are not even aware of the true extent of his lasting impact on the English language as we know it today.

Last Monday our pupils came to school in costume to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare - characters from many of his works were represented - from Shylock (The Merchant of Venice) and King Henry (King Henry V) to fairies, peasants and soldiers, and “thee’s” and “thou’s” were heard everywhere as the high school pupils and teachers got into the spirit of the day, using Shakespearean English.

Executive life- and personal coach, Heiner Karst, visited the school last week to challenge the Grade 9, 11 and 12 pupils about life mottos and career choices. Heiner is an former pupil and published author, currently working in Australia. His lively and pithy talk was inspirational for our pupils - our future leaders.

Preparations are in full swing for the 160th Jubilee Schulfest, which will start with a music recital on 13 May in our school chapel at 3pm, continue on Saturday, 14 May with the usual sport, delicious food and treats, meat sales and evening spit braai, and end with a church service in the Hermannsburg Lutheran church at 8.30pm on Sunday, 15 May. Be there.

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