Holiday study a memory boost

2015-10-13 06:00
Pupils from three high schools recently attended a holiday programme and were taught better memory and reading skills.

Pupils from three high schools recently attended a holiday programme and were taught better memory and reading skills.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A Kensington academy for holiday programmes, recently hosted pupils of Blackheath, Malibu and Sarepta high school at a two-day school holiday programme at the National Youth Development Agency (Nyda) in Cape Town.

B-All Training Academy organised training in memory skills, to improve the pupils’ abilities to process information for their studies.

The pupils received language training as well with an emphasis on developing good reading skills. They were also equipped with skills on how to study and memorise for their exams to achieve good results.

Many pupils in impoverished areas are seldom exposed to opportunities like these, says Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All Training Academy.

“It is our way of giving back to the community. Holiday programmes help those lagging behind and those who need assistance to learn more,” he says.

During the programme the 24 pupils were given refreshments. Nyda provided the training venue for free.

Nadine Michaels, a Grade 11 pupil of Blackheath High School, says “the content was informative, innovative and inspiring”.

Sonja Moodie, a teacher, says the energy at the holiday programme was positive and vibrant. The training was filled with lots of learning and balanced with practical exercises to support the theory

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.