A fun-filled Heritage Day

2016-09-20 06:00

Be prepared for a day of fun-filled activity on Saturday when Factreton Primary School celebrates and hosts this year’s Heritage Day in the area.

The school has arranged cricket, baseball, softball, netball and soccer games as well as a number of fun runs to cater for the different age groups.

The Play Sport4Life community organisation, which has been very active in the area, is assisting the school by providing coaches, sports equipment and sound systems for the day

The head of Play Sport4Life, Miles October, says they were expecting a few thousand to turn up on the day at the sportsfield in 14th Avenue Kensington.

“These community events are always well attended,” October says.

“The Factreton area is developing a strong social cohesion that focuses on community upliftment. All our recent events have shown that where there is a healthy sport activity involved, people are prepared to participate.

“It is going to be a full-on fun day. I’d suggest to all those interested to bring along their walking/running shoes and activewear to make this the start of a summer fitness program.”

The school will also have a number of stalls at the ground where food and beverages will be sold to raise funds for school equipment.

School principal Paul McEvoy sys Heritage Day was developing into a significant day on the school calendar.

“We have to be proud of our heritage and celebrate it appropriately,” he says.

“I can’t think of a better way to do it than to bring together the school and the community to participate in healthy activities.”

Other schools in the area have been invited to participate and activities will start at 08:00 and continue into the early afternoon.

The fun run – 2km, 4km and 6km – will have a staggered start from 09:00.

October adds that the Heritage Day celebration will also include performances by the Ubuntu B-Boys, a local rap group whose music focuses fighting drug and social evils in the community.

Sponsors and participants on the day include Play Sport4Life, Kenfac Phillies softball, Maitland Giants baseball club, Kenfac running club, Rael, Kensington Community Police Forum, City of Cape Town and Double “O”.

“We are always proud to be associated with these kinds of initiatives and it is so rewarding to see our youth getting active and involved. We need to keep them off the streets and encourage them to use sport as a resource to do so,” concludes October.

V Clubs, organisations and members of the public who wish to contribute or host a stall at the event can contact 021 461 4436.

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