On the final day of their matric examinations, the pupils donated over 50 pairs of school shoes, which left a trail from the door of the principal’s office all the way towards the exit of the school.
An initiative by Woodview Secondary’s 2018 matriculants brought tears to the eyes of fellow teachers when one of the school’s top pupils, Clarissa Chetty and her mum suggested that the school shoes of the matric pupils be donated to those in need.
On the final day of their matric examinations, the pupils donated over 50 pairs of school shoes, which left a trail from the door of the principal’s office all the way towards the exit of the school. These shoes will be donated to pupils in need.
“The idea of leaving our shoes behind was not only to give back to those in need but also to leave behind our legacy. This was our contribution in helping the school make a difference in the community. It’s the least we can do in comparison to the all the effort that was put in by the teachers, this year. It really was a good feeling and thank you to all that made it possible,” said Clarissa.
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Mrs A Mudaly, a teacher who has been at the school since its inception in 1995, said once she heard about the idea from Clarissa, she offered her full support and encouraged her to go ahead with it.
“It is something we always try to drive at our school. We want our children to be leaders in the making. I perceive that this group will go on to do great things in the near future,” she said.
Mrs Mudaly added that the ‘Trail of Footsteps’ theme was definitely a step in the right direction.
“We are a school with over 420 pupils and with one of the lowest school fees. We are definitely trying to do our bit in the community. We also offered extra tuitions for grade 11 and 12 pupils in 2018 for physical science and Mathematics at no extra cost. This was made possible by the NPO, East Coast Lion. We are grateful to be associated with them,” Mr KM Nagiah, the deputy principal of the school said.
Mr VH Mocktar looked on with pride as he watched the young adults make this initiative a priority after having written their final paper.
“This was great work done by the pupils and I am very proud of them. We hope this is the start of something great for our school. All the very best to them for the results in January, 2019,” Mr Mocktar concluded.