The late Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” These words also formed part of the CHS’s opening on 18 July, which was presented by three grade 8 learners, as part of the annual Mandela Day celebrations.

At Cradock High School we believe that education is about more than mere books and classrooms, it is about the holistic development of every learner. As part of the 2018 Mandela Day celebration learners of CHS participated in a variety of activities, to try and make an impact in our community.

Learners took to the streets of Cradock as part of their 67 minutes for Mandela Day.
They handed out warm clothes to individuals in need, some sweet treats to the elderly at Elizabeth Jordaan Tehuis, paid a visit to the local animal shelter, with donations of food and helped to clean up streets in town. The SANBS were also invited to host their regular donation clinic at CHS on 18 July.  Both learners and personnel gladly sat down and rolled up their sleeves in order to make their donations to save lives.  A target of 67 units of blood was set and although this target was narrowly missed, CHS is proud to have learners that understand the importance of making regular donations to the SANBS.

Grade 12 learners also had the opportunity to attend a presentation where the very talented cast of JPD Productions helped them to better understand their prescribed poems through the joy of theater. Learners form Winterberg and Marlow also attended this presentation.  Madiba believed that everyone should have access to learn and appreciate the arts.  JPD Productions make this dream a reality by visiting CHS twice a year to bring the grade 12 prescribed work to life with their comedic theatre productions.

Cradock High School would like to congratulate all the learners who participated, even in some small way, in the Mandela Day celebrations.  A big thank you also goes out to all the parties that supported CHS in making these activities happen.  We applaud your continuous support in the holistic education of our learners.

Photo on top: Learners of CHS took to the streets of Cradock to clean up our town.

From left to right: Zander Niemand, Dirkie Cronje, Rozelma van der Merwe, Lizé-Mari Koegelenberg, Bianca Gildenhuys, Liesl-Marie Jonker, Jardine van den Heever and Litha Hermanus.  This group cleaned up the streets surrounding the train station.

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Rivaldo Rafferty and Raymond Tom, learners of CHS, donating blood as part of their contributions for Mandela Day.