Hillcrest High emerges victorious

2016-03-22 06:00
Photo: supplied At the event PRO Taryn Taylor (left), HHS pupils and principal Craig Girvin (right).

Photo: supplied At the event PRO Taryn Taylor (left), HHS pupils and principal Craig Girvin (right).

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WORLD Sleep Day fell on Friday, 11 March, and as usual, Hirsch’s had some fun, community driven ideas up its sleeve to celebrate.
With Cloud 9 and Rest Assured Hirsch’s came up with an idea to see how many pupils could fit onto one queen size bed for at least 30 seconds, and at the same time raise money for a charitable project.

Hirsch’s Hillcrest’s initiative took place at Hillcrest High on the rugby fields at 1.15pm on Friday, and classes from the high school came up with a strategy to squeeze 62 pupils on one bed for 30 seconds. Could this be a record? Between Umhlanga, Springfield, Ballito and Hillcrest, Hillcrest won.

Commenting on the event, a Hirsch spokesperson said: “Sleep is such an important part of our lives, particularly for young children. What we have found when we visit underprivileged pre-schools in the areas in which we operate, is that the children don’t have anywhere to sleep during their lunch break-time. Most stay on until the evening when their parents pick them up, and that midday sleep is vital for them.

“Cloud 9 and Rest Assured have come on board with us to donate 10 sponge mattresses in each region for a pre-school of their choice. The winning school was Hillcrest High, which partnered with Hirsch’s Hillcrest branch. The beds will be given to Siyabu Sisiwa and Sithembakuye.
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