Mandela Day across the city

2019-07-31 06:00
LIMA at the garden which they helped to create at the Kalinka Edu Care school in Oribi for Mandela Day.PHOTOs: supplied

LIMA at the garden which they helped to create at the Kalinka Edu Care school in Oribi for Mandela Day.PHOTOs: supplied

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Celebrating the life of political activist and late former president on his birthday, July 18, many Pietermaritzburg residents and businesses took to our streets to do their bit towards 67 minutes of goodwill to highlight the 67 years Nelson Mandela spent trying to make the world a better place.

Newholmes Primary School celebrated and honoured Mandela through songs, poems, dance and a poster competition while the Grade 5B pupils sacrificed their time to clean up the school as part of their 67 minutes.

Delegates from the Department of Arts and Culture were on hand to judge the posters with gifts being awarded to all the winners.

Kalinka Edu Care was visited by LIMA who were in attendance at the school as it starts its very own vegetable garden and to institute the idea of having various community gardens across the area. Principal of Kalinka Edu Care, Bernice Reddier said that the vegetable garden was started as part of their commitment to Mandela Day and added that pupils also received party packs on the day.

The KZN Museum staff decided to spend their Mandela Day sharing what they are passionate about with pupils from Windyhill Primary School in Wartburg. Just over 50 pupils from Grade 1 to 7 from the school spent the Mandela Day at the museum, engaging in fun activities while learning about what goes on behind the scenes in a museum.

“Our museum archaeologists taught them how to do an archaeological excavation, the learners went behind the scenes into our natural science department to see how they work, were captivated with storytelling which was hosted by our librarians and did fun craft activities with our museum exhibitions department.

They were treated to a lovely lunch and not forgetting the birthday cake,” said Viranna Frank, in charge of marketing and public relations for the museum.

The museum staff gave their time to share with the pupils what they are passionate about in the hope that it will inspire them to dream big and know that they can achieve anything.

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