A wise person once said: “Time spent playing with children is never wasted”. Those sentiments are shared by every person who was present at Nyukani’s Fun Day which took place last Saturday. Every learner had an opportunity to bring a neighbour, friend or relative who attends at another school, and together they were brought by bus from where they live to the school. Buses were dispatched to go around nearly 20 villages around Giyani and Malamulele to bring children to the event.
Children singing, swimming, dancing and eating whilst spending time with their favourite people made for an exciting day all round. Face painting, swimming, jumping castle, musical chairs were among the many activities children participated in. “I wish I could come and learn here next year,” eight-year-old *Nyiko Baloyi said, as she got on the bus to go back home after all the activities ended. “Our learners were so excited and haven’t stopped talking about how much fun they had,” said Ms Sibongile Ncube, Grade R teacher.
Indeed, that excitement is still fresh in the children’s minds, and the success of the day has the teachers already planning to do an even better job next year. No doubt this event was the most exciting one to date, and as with all that we do at Nyukani, we aim to make an impact in the greater community.