At St John’s D.S.G., we believe that learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. As a result, our Senior School girls celebrated Women’s Day with an “alternative educational programme”, which included a cook-off, a jumble sale, slam poetry and a bra collection.
For the cook-off, the girls were spilt into teams and had to use the ingredients of a Rise For Hunger’s meal pack (which include staples enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and 23 essential vitamins and nutrients.) to cook a meal for 10 people. Each team had the opportunity to shop for extra ingredients to the value of just R16, and had to compete against the other teams to cook the best tasting food. Although there was a lot of fun and laughter, it was also an incredibly eye-opening experience for the girls, who gained some insight into what it must be like to be a family receiving one of these meals.
The day also included a Jumble Sale – the girls brought gently used / nearly-new items that they no longer wanted and donated these items to Interact. Interact then marked the items for very low prices and sold them to raise money for Rise For Hunger. There was also slam poetry, a wonderful presentation about Women’s Day and more!
Over 200 new, or gently used, bras were collected for our Upliftment Campaign. The bras will be sold (at very low prices) or donated to women who need our support. We will still be collecting bras until half-term. Please see if you have any bras which would be uplifting for those in need of support. Bras can be brought to Mrs Zartmann’s class (R1).
Our Dramatic Arts teacher, Mrs Jackie Keevy-Muir, says, “The wonderful, inspirational videos, quotes and poetry presented by Mrs Borain was a grounding, introspective time the day, which was handled by the girls maturely and sensitively. The money that goes to Rise Against Hunger and the leftover clothing donations to The Salvation Army are going to be so appreciated. All in all, a wonderfully entertaining, thought-provoking and very special day that I will remember for a long time to come!”