Local school ‘sprinkles happiness’

2016-09-01 14:54
 Russell Girls' High School sprinkled the Pietermaritzburg CBD with happiness yesterday as part of the "Sprinkling Happiness Project". Pupils took to the streets carrying placards with inspirational messages, sharing their joy with commuters through the town.

Russell Girls' High School sprinkled the Pietermaritzburg CBD with happiness yesterday as part of the "Sprinkling Happiness Project". Pupils took to the streets carrying placards with inspirational messages, sharing their joy with commuters through the town. (Ian Carbutt)

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Pietermaritzburg's Russell Girls’ High School “sprinkled” the CBD with happiness on Tuesday morning, the first South African school to participate in the Happiness Sprinkling Project.

Dressed in yellow, holding signs decorated with smiley faces, the schoolgirls took to the streets, dancing and waving at passersby.

The project was founded in the U.S. by Laura Lavigne with the mission to provide, “joy, growth, connection and kindness”.

In a statement, Lavigne said the movement was aimed at growing a “web of Happiness ambassadors and Happiness sprinklers” that could change the world “one gathering at a time”.

“People being ‘sprinkled’ on their way home from work are surprised, puzzled and moved,” said Lavigne. “The Sprinkling started in May 2012 and has been spreading like happiness.”

The proudly Pietermaritzburg school is not only the first in SA to take on the project, but the first in the continent.

• chelsea.pieterse
@witness.co.za

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