HERITAGE DAY AT MAKABONGWE PRE-SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2020

We are often described as an “oasis in the dessert” or a “jewel in the heart of town”.

Recently a visitor described us a “rainbow of hope and colour”

That is exactly how the school can be described on Wednesday.

It was all things bright and beautiful – a fusion of colour and culture – and possibly the happiest place to be on Wednesday 23rd September.

We were honoured to have one of our founder members, Mrs Elizabeth Ross – affectionately known to us as Auntie Lizzie – attend with a dear friend of hers, Annie Baylis.

Both ladies were treated as guest of honours should be and felt very welcome and special.

The Heritage Day team certainly outdid themselves with the organisation, décor, program, class items and meal.

Auntie Lizzie wrote to the staff and I thought this summed up the morning perfectly.

“You produced a slick and well run show, it was a beautiful and special time watching the precious children and the teachers and all they put together for our entertainment and enjoyment of celebrating Heritage Day. Well done – thank you, I am proud of you.”

It was also very evident that the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves showcasing their talents in the form or songs and dancing to music from different countries representing the rainbow cultures we have at Makabongwe.

The meal and cake was generously sponsored by Ms Portia and her late husband, Uncle Peter, who was our computer skills volunteer and dearly loved by the children.

It was an honour to remember our other founder member, Auntie Betty, and Uncle Peter with a moment’s silence.

Our chief cake baker and maker, Melissa, did a splendid job with three large cakes all decorated in the colours of the SA flag.

When these were brought out on display before cutting there were gasps of awe and wonder.

They were equally delicious to eat!

GOD BLESS AFRICA, GUIDE HER LEADERS, GUARD HER CHILDREN and GIVE HER PEACE, AMEN

Enjoy our beautiful RAINBOW of colours, culture and creation photos

Yellow Butterflies with a colourful display of song and dance
Grade 00 – a beautiful Durban day for our beautiful children to celebrate their heritage.

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