PUPILS and teachers of Trubel Primary School in Tongaat joined the world to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela recently. Madiba would have been 100 years old this year. Principal of the school Guru Ramcharan said: “We would have been the land of milk and honey; a shining example to other developing countries. Unfortunately, the world’s finest icon, a true legend, had to leave. His sacrifices, successes and contribution left us in awe. His memory still spurs us on.”Trubel went the extra mile to celebrate this milestone.Ramcharan added: “July 18, the historic day, started off with pupils completing their 67 minutes clean-up at the school and in surrounding areas. Thereafter, the SAPS Umhlali Dog Unit treated pupils to an educational experience of assisting in locating drugs. The King Shaka International Airport SAPS performed a drill to the surprise of almost 100 Belvedere senior citizens who had just completed their breakfast at school. A full-burning vehicle, brought in by Big Show, was put out by the Tongaat fire brigade.” The official function took place under the school’s shelter were all were entertained by pupils. Nedbank Tongaat assisted with prizes that saw the school raise almost R8 000. Bata South Africa provided 67 pupils with 67 pairs of shoes. Special guests of the day were five-year-old pre-primary pupils from Crawford North Coast who presented pupils of Trubel with a lunch pack, fruit and biscuits. They too enjoyed a memorable day at Trubel. “The school also honoured two well wishers, Vinod Ramdas and Devan Ayackanoo, who were major sponsors for the day. The day ended with all being provided with a hot meal of chicken breyani sponsored by Tongaat Circle Bus Company, Brand Spots, Branford Investments and Strini Subroyen,” said Ramcharan.