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2016-10-05 06:00
Greytown Mayor, Councillor T.G Ngubane and pupils at Wembley College.

Greytown Mayor, Councillor T.G Ngubane and pupils at Wembley College.

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AN exciting treat was in store for our SP pupils when our town's mayor, Councillor T. G. Ngubane, visited the school on Wednesday, 21 September.
After the Grade 4’s historical and cultural tour of Greytown, he promised to visit us with some cake to celebrate his birthday (on 15 September he turned 32).

Not only did he deliver on his promise, he also had a couple of extra surprises in store for us. We had the honour of meeting His Royal Highness, Prince Zulu and the American hip-hop artist and songwriter, Mr Africa Bambaataa.

In an interview for an American documentary, Grade 4 pupil, Yastil Aheer, enlightened the camera crew with his knowledge about Nkosi Bhambatha from his social science project.

This also coincided with celebrating our diverse and unique heritage as South Africans. Thanks must be given to the Mayor and his team for arranging this event and for supplying us with cake and juice.

The Grade 6 class went to the Hills's farm at Springkloof, which was an informative and enjoyable outing and we learnt so much about forestry, the products and marketing. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Hill for sharing their knowledge and time with us. Thank you, Mrs Martens, for helping with transport and giving up your time.

On 16 September the Form 1 class set off for Hilton College. We had booked for two shows, Bones of Memory and Yinirespect. Both shows were interactive and enjoyable to watch.

Our pupils learnt valuable information about our country's historical figures and what it means to respect yourself and others.

On Tuesday 20 September the Grade 5 class were treated to an exciting outing to the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. This was a new experience for most of the pupils and great interest was shown for the art and some of the more liberal art posed interesting questions. After our gallery visit we hit the road again and headed for Butterflies for Africa where we watched a short, informative film about the life-cycle of a butterfly and their reasons for colouring, etc., and then proceeded to the butterfly house. The beautifully coloured butterflies and small spiky hedgehogs enthralled pupils.

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