Wembley College news

2016-10-26 06:00
Wembley College pupils celebrate Heritage Day in style.

Wembley College pupils celebrate Heritage Day in style.

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FIRSTLY, an adventurous, cold, wet, yet fun-filled two days were spent at Glenrock near Mooi River from 13 to 14 October.
The Grade 4 class departed with a surprise in store. We first visited Aheers supermarket for a guided “behind the scenes” tour of the different in-house departments.
Not only did we get an in-depth look at how a business is run - learning about profit, suppliers, supply and demand etc., - but we also experienced first-hand the workings of the bakery.

Upon our arrival at Glenrock we learnt about the process of making flour and then mixed our home-made pizza dough. We had many educational and adventurous activities, which included zip lining, kayaking, an obstacle course, sustainable farming, visiting a large scale dairy, hiking, commercial farming and we even planted our own vegetables.

Although it was bitterly cold, the weather could not dampen our enthusiasm, and we all had a wonderful time. Our thanks to the staff at Aheers and the team at Glenrock.

On 16 October Joshua and Matthew Cope took part in the 35km Amashova cycle race and completed the cycle from Hillcrest to the Moses Mabida Stadium in Durban in really good times, and finishing strong.

The Form 5 class went to the Greytown Hospital for their community outreach project. They visited the paediatric ward and took doughnuts for the children and their parents. The nurse on duty showed them around and gave them information on the types of conditions they address in the ward.

Last week, the Grade 6 class left Wembley at 7.30am and went to the Esse Factory. Mrs Schofield explained to us how they do the ordering, mixing and bottling of their exclusive products. We all had the opportunity to fill a bottle with face wash. We had to put on a squeeze top and we gave it a use-by date. We learnt so much about the pure natural products mixed and exported at the factory.

We then went to the Blackwood Nursery and Mr Schofield took us through the nursery where we learnt about how different plants are propagated. It was fascinating to learn about the plants we see in our gardens. We each received a leopard aloe. We thoroughly enjoyed our outing and learnt so much that we can apply in our garden at home.

Thank you to Mrs Martens for helping with transport and for the Schofield family for sharing their time and knowledge with us.

Lastly, we are very excited to be hosting our second Colour Run on Saturday 19 November. We would like to encourage the whole school, as well as the parents and all their friends, to support us this year. Funds raised from this event will go towards the U13 and Open Hockey tours in 2017. This will make the tours slightly more affordable for parents of the players.
Pre-entry is R50 for adults and R40 for pupils. However, on the day entry is R60. Bacon and egg rolls will be on sale throughout the morning.

Contact us at jpsport@wembleycollege.co. za, sport@wembleycollege.co.za or sport2@ wembleycollege.co.za for registration forms.

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