Holiday fun for learners

2017-07-11 06:01

The Metro South office of the provincial education department hosted a four-day school holiday programme at the Farm Recreation Centre last week.

About 80 learners of four high schools attended the programme that focussed on entrepreneurship, first-aid training and fun. The learners are from Aloe Junior and Senior schools, Sipumulele High School and the Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills. Rlabs hosted the entrepreneurship training.

One learner who attended the programme, Aviwe Msitweni of Sipumulele, said it was inspiring. “We learnt about starting our own businesses and how to do research to see what the community needs so that we can meet the demand. We were also inspired by a seven-year-old girl who has her own business. We were taught that we must do things ourselves if we want it to be a success and we must work with others,” she said.

The first-aid course is fully accredited and learners will become designated first-aiders of their schools.

The Scouts also hosted fun and games for the learners.

The learners are all part of the education department’s Safer Schools after-school youth club.

Safety field workers for Mitchell’s Plain Sonja Alexander and Elske Smith ensured the programme ran smoothly.

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