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18 April 2013
Roedean’s Community Partner, Flying Children, an early-childhood development programme requested Roedean pupils to make stilts for the 12 crèches in Slovoville that are affiliated to the programme. The Grade 11 pupils were so delighted with the stilts that they made that they had fun trying them out at lunch!
Yeoville Community School Literacy Enrichment Project
The Link @ Yeoville Community School will re-open for scholars (who are on private-school holidays) who wish to participate in Community Service at Yeoville Community School, from Monday, 15 April 2013 to Thursday, 18 April 2013, from 8:00 until 10:00.
Volunteers will work on a one-to-one basis with a selected Grade 2 or Grade 3 child. For many of these children, spoken English is heard only in the classrooms, and they have very little experience of books, either at school or at home. This volunteer programme uses the paired-and-shared reading scheme and assists children who are learning English as their second language. A volunteer will spend two 45-minute sessions with each child, doing, first “pairing reading”, then teaching the child sight words, handwriting skills, and letter sounds, and, finally, “share” a story with the child. They have a wonderful collection of both readers and books for the volunteers to use and all other materials are provided.
The programme will run in the Link @ Yeoville Community School’s classroom. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail either Lynette Jackson on firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Shetal Patel on email@example.com or telephonically on 083 440 1114.
You will need to confirm beforehand whether or not you will be attending, as arrangements will be made to allocate specific children to you for 2 hours each day.
Human Rights Day
A group of 30 pupils, accompanied by staff, celebrated Human Rights Day, 21 March, in the heart of Slovoville by painting alongside community members, on two crèches affiliated to Roedean’s Community Partner Flying Children (www.flyingchildren.co.za). Some girls stencilled and painted intricate designs on the walls of the classrooms, while others sanded and painted external walls and jungle gyms. The day ended with an action-packed game, initiated by energetic volunteers and children from the neighbourhood. Exhausted and ‘painted’, volunteers returned with a deeper understanding of the value of this commemorative day, Human Rights Day.
Mrs Charlotte Hulley