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Vuyani annual prize giving

Alex Christie

12 November 2007

Vuyani Primary School held their annual prize giving ceremony yesterday afternoon.

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The school doesn’t have a school hall of their own so the ceremony took place at the Guguletu Community Hall a few kilometres down the road from the school. (For those of you who where there for the CSR week, the hall is very close to the deputy headmistress’s house – remember the smilie’s (sheep heads) we had for lunch).

Being on a Sunday the township was buzzing. The streets where full of people chatting on street corners and playing football in the street. This was an experience in itself.

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The ceremony started with a graduation ceremony for the Grade R children, who looked very cute in their academic gowns and mortarboards. The entire ceremony took place in Xhosa so I can’t tell you exactly what was said but that didn’t really matter because the pride and satisfaction was clear.

Everyone seamed to get a certificate. There where certificates for neatness, diligence, attendance, soccer, long distance (I can only assume long distance running) and basketball (Tamar got a mention here for the basketball court – I picked up uTamar and had a few looks in my direction).

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After receiving the certificates the photographs began and each child had an opportunity to get their photo taken with their certificate. Mahlubi says that next time I’ll get a certificate too!

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