On Saturday, the 7th of December, several members of our school’s Interact club were accompanied by Ms. Berger and Ms. van Niekerk to share shifts at the Italian Club of Cape Town where Blouberg Rotary hosted a Christmas Party for numerous underprivileged children. They spent the morning refereeing soccer games, among other things and the afternoon was spent serving lunch. The kids were entertained by a petting zoo which contained all sorts of farm animals (rabbits and chickens, to name a few), a horse cart ride, face painting, a photo booth, a jumping castle and a game of friendly football.
It was a lovely sunny day filled with loads of laughter and smiles. The children then got to watch a magic show, meet Santa and receive Christmas boxes and a meal of hamburgers and chips.
This is an annual event that is organized to see to it that those less fortunate get to experience the festivities of Christmas time as well.
It was a pleasure to see so many smiles and we cannot wait to participate once again next year!
Year 10 Student
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp:During the third term break, two of our Interact Club members took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp.
Vallarie Fodson, Year 11, tells us her experience of the camp:
“This was a truly life-changing experience. Not only did I learn the importance of being a leader, but the hidden values of being a follower were also highlighted.
This experience reminded us to be proud of ourselves. The camp, its directors and the fellow campers helped each other find our hidden strengths and understand and work past our abilities. The significance of trust was conveyed as we were lead blind folded through a racing river rapid whilst being handcuffed to our not so blind partner. The idea of patience was put to the test as we made it past minesweepers, riddles and scavenger hunts.
Above all it was fun to make new relationships, meet new people and just grow as a person whilst enriching other people in your way. RYLA taught us you just don’t give back to your community by providing food but also by being a representative of where you come from and making those we stand for proud.”
Blouberg Rotary Toy Drive:
We would like to encourage everyone to participate in the Blouberg Rotary Toy Drive by donating an educational toy for boys and girls aged 5 to 10 year old (prize range between R50 to R70 to keep all gifts similar). All toys collected will be given during the annual Rotary Club of Blouberg’s Christmas party.
If you can help, please hand your donation in to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, 20 November.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Elena Berger and Janine van Niekerk
Interact Club coordinators