Holiday study a memory boost

2015-10-13 06:00
Pupils from three high schools recently attended a holiday programme and were taught better memory and reading skills.

Pupils from three high schools recently attended a holiday programme and were taught better memory and reading skills.

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A Kensington academy for holiday programmes, recently hosted pupils of Blackheath, Malibu and Sarepta high school at a two-day school holiday programme at the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda) in Cape Town.

B-All Training Academy organised training in memory skills, to improve the pupils’ abilities to process information for their studies.

The pupils received language training as well with an emphasis on developing good reading skills. They were also equipped with skills on how to study and memorise for their exams to achieve good results.

Many pupils in impoverished areas are seldom exposed to opportunities like these, says Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy.

“It is our way of giving back to the community. Holiday programmes help those lagging behind and those who need assistance to learn more,” he says.

During the programme the 24 pupils were given refreshments. Nyda provided the training venue for free.

Nadine Michaels, a Grade 11 pupil of Blackheath High School, says “the content was informative, innovative and inspiring”.

Sonja Moodie, a teacher, says the energy at the holiday programme was positive and vibrant. The training was filled with lots of learning and balanced with practical exercises to support the theory

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