Shot in arm for Wingfield
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.”