How a dream made a difference

2015-10-14 06:00
Principal, Mr Lones, and pupils of Clarendon Park Primary School handing over the books collected for Strelitzia Primary School’s new library. Principal, Mr. Jantjies, Mrs Leite and the head pupils receive the overwhelming response of books for their

Principal, Mr Lones, and pupils of Clarendon Park Primary School handing over the books collected for Strelitzia Primary School’s new library. Principal, Mr. Jantjies, Mrs Leite and the head pupils receive the overwhelming response of books for their

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IT all started with the dream to provide learners with opportunities to improve their literacy skills through reading.

Two young teachers at Strelitzia Primary had this dream, and Carol Scheepers from GMSA Foundation heard about it. The two teachers wanted to provide them with a selection of many books to choose from, in particular a library of books.

The boys and girls of Clarendon Park Primary School helped this dream come true. They each were asked to donate one book that they had enjoyed reading but had outgrown, and the response was overwhelming.

The head pupils of Clarendon Park and Strelitzia Primary were involved in handing over the books collected. After the pupils was shown around the library, Elisabeth Rhodes, HOD from Clarendon Park Primary School, got the pupils to write about their experience.

Cameron Southern wrote, “Today is a very special day for Clarendon Park and Strelitzia Primary. I felt something special. I felt like we achieved a goal. When they left we all had a smile on our faces and joy in our hearts.”

Jessica Booth wrote, “It was a privilege as I really enjoy reading and getting engrossed in a book and it is amazing and great to know that they (Strelitzia Primary) will also have the opportunity.”

“It was a wonderful experience; Making a Difference is such a gift, it doesn’t matter how big or small, it Makes a Difference to those who give and to those who receive,” said Rhodes

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