Pick n Pay surprises local schools with Easter treats
Pick n Pay - Apr 19th, 11:57
Two schools were recently surprised with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns ahead of the Easter Weekend.
Pick n Pay handed out Easter treats to 1140 Merrydale Primary School learners in Mitchells Plain last week and 1660 leaners at Kuyasa Primary School in Khayelitsha this week.
“We work with various schools across the country through our Schools Club. While the primary goal is to educate our future leaders, we also look at creating fun and memorable experiences for the children,” says Andre Nel: GM for Sustainability at Pick n Pay.
Pick n Pay’s School Club, of which both schools form part of, is the largest brand funded education programme in South Africa and assists educators to achieve their classroom objectives by providing curriculum aligned educational content to more than 3000 schools, at no cost to the schools.
Two students from each school were also recognised as part of the School’s Club Hero Awards programme. In its 16th year, the awards monthly celebrate everyday acts of heroism taking place in South African schools. “Heroes are not just people that we read about in the news; there are heroes all around us and we want to acknowledge and celebrate these people,” says Nel.
The awards identify acts of emotional intelligence, be it courage, selflessness, kindness, respectfulness, honesty or those demonstrating team leadership, both in the classroom or on the playground.
From Merrydale Primary School, Nazeefah Leen (11) and Carol Moyo (11) were awarded a Hero Award. On why these two learners were identified for a Hero Award, Merrydale Primary School’s principal, Trevor Dilgee, said Leen goes beyond her expect prefect role and duties and is always considering the well-being of all learners. “Her heroism stems from the great personality that she possesses.” Moyo was awarded for her willingness to always share her knowledge. “She spends a lot of her time reading to learners that have difficulty in phonetically sounding their words,” says Dilgee.
Ukho Sobhuza (12) and Sinenjongo Bomvu (8) were recognised for Hero Awards at Kuyasa Primary School. Sobhuza is an active role model and leader in school with a strong vision. She is chairperson of the Soul Buddyz Club and leads the Early Act Rotary Club at the school, among other initiatives. Bomvu is top of her class and continues to excel in all her subjects, especially Mathematics. She also continues to challenge herself and is already engaging with school work above her grade level.
“By honouring these learners, we believe we can further encourage extraordinary hero behaviour,” concludes Nel.
Each hero receives a certificate and badge and a R100 Pick n Pay gift voucher.
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