Rare sighting of 300 leopards at Wembley School

2017-05-10 06:00
The Wembley leopards.

The Wembley leopards.

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Louise Yeadon

LEOPARDS are considered the strongest of the big cats because they can climb trees while carrying heavy prey.  Surprisingly, leopards can also swim well. It is difficult to spot leopards as they are elusive and solitary animals. 

Rare sightings of African leopards on farms in the Greytown area make them the perfect animal for our founder Brian Corbishley, to choose as the emblem on the school badge. 

Wembley College wants its pupils to be strong, agile, graceful and adaptable and we are endeavouring to embolden our pupils to become individuals who learn to survive and navigate harsh and extreme landscapes.  

On Tuesday 2 May, numerous African leopards and leopardesses stalked the school grounds, prowling and pouncing on unsuspecting victims. This sighting of 300 pupils and staff members wearing their leopard beanies is a rare occurrence which happens only once every 20 years. 

Mrs Dot Corbishley, a committed member of the board, had this leopard vision and with a lot of hard work and dedication her goal has finally been realised. Our beautiful leopard beanies were made by Miss Peckham, the multi-talented maths teacher and her twin sister Mrs Reed for the 20-year Founder’s Day celebration in September. 

This year’s annual Founder’s Day Duck Derby is going to be an extravaganza - come and join us at this wonderful 20-year celebration of all our leopards. Remember when you enter the Umvoti area you are in “leopard country”.  Make sure to look out for the elusive leopards.

On Tuesday 2 May, numerous African leopards and leopardesses stalked the school grounds, prowling and pouncing on

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