167 pairs of shoes are left behind, as matrics say goodbye

School shoes lined up: via Facebook
School shoes lined up: via Facebook

The 8 year tradition of all matriculants handing in their shoes and socks as they bid goodbye to teachers and friends has reached a new high this year with 167 pairs of shoes and socks handed in.

The shoes are donated to a school with less fortunate children when the new school year starts, the school stated on their Facebook page.

Sherri Bell spokesperson for Fish Hoek high told parent24, "The shoes are collected by John Doyle in memory of his daughter.  He takes it to HAPPY FEET in Langa who distributes it to kids in need".

The class of 2016

Principal of FHHS, Mr.Fish and a learner. Image supplied by Sherri Bell 

Some learners taking off their shoes. Image supplied by Sherri Bell 

They even received a few compliments and well wishes... 

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