Pupils get a pass for school

2015-07-07 06:00
Thirty pupils from three Cape Town high schools attended a two-day B-All holiday programme. They say it was very informative to learn, among other things, how to improve memory.

Thirty pupils from three Cape Town high schools attended a two-day B-All holiday programme. They say it was very informative to learn, among other things, how to improve memory.

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

B-All Training Academy hosted a two-day school holiday programme last week in which 30 pupils from three schools participated.

Pupils from Cedar, Grassy Park and Portland high schools were trained in improving memory – being able to remember and process information important for their schoolwork. The pupils were also taught how to perform complicated operations and given language training.

A pupil from Portlands High School in Mitchell’s Plain, Ruwayda Rhode, says it was a good and informative programme.

“I have learnt how to outsmart my calculator and how to study better than before. This will not make me improve my grades at the end of the year but will be a life lesson for all the tasks that I come across,” says Rhode.

Lameez Fortune, a Grade 11 teacher at Grassy Park High School, says it was something the pupils really needed.

“The pupils were blown away; motivated by this interactive and unforgettable learning experience,” he says.

Bradley de Kock, founder of B-All, which is based at Shawco in Kensington and has been hosting this event annually since 2012, says it is a way of giving back to the community as well as a way to make learning fun.

“Most schools in the underprivileged communities never get such an opportunity. So this is our way to make them have hope and equip them with skills that they can use in their day-to-day lives and going around their tasks at school much easier with more confidence,” he says.

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

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 24.com 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.