Window on Wembley

2017-11-29 06:02
Wembley College Grade 1 pupils at Butterflies for Africa.

Wembley College Grade 1 pupils at Butterflies for Africa.

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ON Saturday November 18 Wembley College hosted the annual Rainbow Race fund raiser.

The event was a super success with 171 participants enjoying a colourful, fun-filled morning of exercise. Participants could choose between a 2,5 and 10km run route, or 10km cycle route all of which boasted spectacular views of the surrounding farmland, not to mention the wild life that runs around in the forest.

If you kept your eyes open you may have seen, reedbuck, duiker, hares, vervet monkeys and an abundant variety of bird life.

This event raised money which will go toward the cricket nets.

Thank you to the Wembley family members and the others who supported this fund raiser.

On Friday, November 17 Grade 1 pupils went to Pietermarizburg to spend the morning at Butterflies for Africa. On the way there and back, we had the privilege of seeing snow on the mountains.

On arrival, they watched a short documentary on the life cycle of the butterfly. Thereafter, everything discussed in class about insects, came to life in the butterfly house. There were so many butterflies and they came really close to us. It was a splendid morning of interaction with nature.

The children had a peek at monkeys, iguanas, khoi fish, doves and parrots. Those who wanted to, could stroke the turtle and hold a baby hedgehog. The picnic in the garden was lovely, but dashing through the butterfly maze for almost an hour was just wonderful.

Our thanks to Reverend Swanepoel and Delia Dreyer for safe transport there and back.

The Grade 1 pupils also did a fantastic job collecting old toys and stationery for the paediatric ward at Greytown Hospital.

Unfortunately, children under 12 are not allowed there, so Mrs Swanepoel went by herself. The staff were very excited and thankful to see all the puzzles, books and toys.

They emphasised that not everyone has the privilege of spending a healthy and happy Christmas at home and that our thoughtfulness will go a long way to paving the way to a happier Christmas at the hospital.

They asked Mrs Swanepoel to convey their sincerest thanks to all who contributed to this project.

Special thanks also goes to Riaan Swanepoel (Form 5) who came along to carry all the heavy boxes.

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