School extends a helping hand

Teacher Norma Heneke with Grade 7 pupils Chloe Schouw, Sarah Rinquest, Soraya Sambo and Lian Williams.

Pupils, staff and parents at Sid G Rule Primary School in Grassy Park are doing their civic duty to help their community and those in need with several initiatives. Since the beginning of July, pupils from Grade R to Grade 7 have been collecting perishable goods, toiletries and other items to donate to St Luke’s Hospice, which cares for terminally ill people.

For the past 12 years, pupils in different grades have also been bringing extra lunch to school on alternative days and the Grade 7s have been making sandwiches to give to Grassy Park Communty Day Hospital and families in need. The pupils are also collecting bread tags for the Breadtags for Wheelchairs initiative.

If they collect 250kg of tags, they will be able to exchange it for a wheelchair. School deputy principal Mark Daniels said all the initiatives are to teach the pupils about giving to society.

“We are community school and we want to give back to our community. We are a very blessed school and we want to extend those blessings to people in need,” said Mr Daniels.