Shot in arm for Wing­field

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - Tyler Roodt

WING­FIELD Pri­mary School in Kens­ing­ton re­ceived sta­tionery from GrandWest re­cently.

The staff at GrandWest got to­gether last month and packed 140 boxes of sta­tionery for Grade R and 1 pupils.

The boxes con­tained items such as exercise books, pen­cils, erasers, files, rulers, scis­sors, and colour­ing pen­cils.

Each Grade R and 1 pupil re­ceived a sta­tionery pack with their names on it.

Heidi Ed­son, so­cio-eco­nomic devel­op­ment man­ager at

Sun In­ter­na­tional, said: “In Septem­ber last year, on Lit­er­acy Day, GrandWest do­nated Li­brary Corners and books to Wing­field Pri­mary, and we’re fol­low­ing this up with a sta­tionery do­na­tion.”

School prin­ci­pal Ridi­waan van der Hey­den said the chil­dren were ex­cited.

“There was a mo­ment when the kids had to pose for a photo with the boxes, and af­ter the photo, they clung to those boxes.”

He said many par­ents at the school could not af­ford to buy their chil­dren sta­tionery.

“These sta­tionery boxes, we re­ceived from GrandWest, will be help­ful to the kids.”

“Sta­tionery is so im­por­tant, chil­dren can­not get the full ben­e­fit of their lessons with­out it. Yet it can be such a large ex­pense for par­ents, many sim­ply can’t af­ford it,” Ed­son said.

“We are de­lighted that GrandWest staff vol­un­teered their time to pack boxes of sta­tionery for these de­serv­ing pupils.”

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