Grade 7 Pupils from Claremont’s Western Province Prep School (WPPS) have been collecting stationery for more than 300 pupils at Wavecrest Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain.
“While the goal is to assist families with their stationery needs, the collection also helps their teachers,” said the school’s headmaster, Simon Weaver.
“Learners that have the correct stationery make a teacher’s job much easier, especially during these times when teachers and learners are dealing with so much more than they had to, two years ago.”
The pupils were encouraged to use their own money to buy the stationery.
“Through the drive, our boys learn about how fortunate they are compared to others and how they can influence change positively,” said school spokeswoman Annie Gwerengwe.
“Schools and children are operating through harsher times than we have ever witnessed, and WPPS is just playing their role in giving hope,” said WPPS parent Nura Conroy.
With the help of parents, Checkers Constantia Emporium also donated R7000 worth of stationery to boost the school’s collection.