Teachers by choice, superheroes by chance from page 1

2015-05-26 06:00
Some of the third year students raising funds for underprivileged children.

Some of the third year students raising 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.

This dedicated group of students were given a challenge of organising­ a fun day for 250 children­ from Kwangcolosi.

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

The students, as part of an assignment, had to plan, organise and present physical activity workstations for pupils of rural areas­ and expose them to a variety of equipment and get them into a building-team spirit.

Mrs Pyper, a third-year lecturer, said the concept of the assignment started five years ago.

“It’s aim is to help underprivileged pupils by giving them an experience they would not normally have. “In previous years our fun day was for Clarence School, but this year we thought we would help other­ schools. This assignment is being done in co-ordination with Mrs Chettiar, who liaises with the CPTD schools at 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 abilities.”

She said she always drives her students to be the best they can be, and 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 they can do it.and#034;

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

In addition there will be St Luther­, Mrs Mtakwende, Thembekile, Thembalethu, St Leo Pre-school, Khulakahle Crèche, Vumelani­ Crèche, Sizakancane Creche, Vulingqondo Crèche, Bhekisisa Crèche 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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