Pupils get a pass for school

2015-07-07 06:00
Thirty pupils from three Cape Town high schools attended a two-day B-All holiday programme. They say it was very informative to learn, among other things, how to improve memory.

Thirty pupils from three Cape Town high schools attended a two-day B-All holiday programme. They say it was very informative to learn, among other things, how to improve memory.

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B-All Training Academy hosted a two-day school holiday programme last week in which 30 pupils from three schools participated.

Pupils from Cedar, Grassy Park and Portland high schools were trained in improving memory – being able to remember and process information important for their schoolwork. The pupils were also taught how to perform complicated operations and given language training.

A pupil from Portlands High School in Mitchell’s Plain, Ruwayda Rhode, says it was a good and informative programme.

“I have learnt how to outsmart my calculator and how to study better than before. This will not make me improve my grades at the end of the year but will be a life lesson for all the tasks that I come across,” says Rhode.

Lameez Fortune, a Grade 11 teacher at Grassy Park High School, says it was something the pupils really needed.

“The pupils were blown away; motivated by this interactive and unforgettable learning experience,” he says.

Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All, which is based at Shawco in Kensington and has been hosting this event annually since 2012, says it is a way of giving back to the community as well as a way to make learning fun.

“Most schools in the underprivileged communities never get such an opportunity. So this is our way to make them have hope and equip them with skills that they can use in their day-to-day lives and going around their tasks at school much easier with more confidence,” he says.


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