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2015-05-26 06:00
Third-year students raise funds for underprivileged children.
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Third-year students raise funds for underprivileged children. Photo: supplied

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SOME superheroes have capes and others have super powers, however for third year students of Embury Institute for Teacher Education it has come in the form of a teaching degree.

The dedicated group of pupils where given a challenge, in the form of an assignment: to organise a fun day for 250 children from Kwangcolosi.

The day consisting of activities, food and basic goodies for the children will be held on 9 June commencing at 9am.

These students had to plan, organise and present physical activity workstations at a fun day for pupils of rural areas, exposing them to a variety of equipment and building team spirit.

Speaking to the Fever Mrs Pyper the third year lecturer said the concept of this assignment started about five years ago.

“It’s aim is to help underprivileged schools by giving them an experience that they wouldnand#039;t normally have. In previous years our fun day was for Clarence School, but for this year we thought we would try help other schools. This assignment is very much in cooperation with Mrs Chettiar, who liases with the CPTD schools attending our fun day,” she said

“I want my students to form relationships with one another. I want them to learn how to work in a team. I want them to see and learn reality. I want them to realise and know that they can make a difference. I also obviously want them to learn organisational ability.”

She said that she always drives her students to be the best they can be, and she expects great things from them.

and#034;Itand#039;s all about accepting each other and working together to achieve together. Regardless of any issues that come your way, I think you can do it,and#034; she added.

Schools that will be included in the fun day are Christ Umsindisi creche , Thandusizwe David beare, Khulakahle crèche, Qalokuhke, Nomanini , Mamaand#039;s Educate, Siyathokoza crèche, Inhlakanipho crèche, Snakhokonke creche and Esibusisweni crèche.

In addition there will be St Luther, Mrs Mtakwende, Thembekile , Thembalethu, St. Leo Pre-school, Khulakahle crèche, Vumelani Creche, Sizakancane Creche, Vulingqondo Creche, Bhekisisa Creche and Kiddie land crèche .

For more information on the fun day or to support the students with their project visit thirdyeargroupa.blogspot.com

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