Pupils put their best foot forward with shoe donation
MBOMBELA - The annual celebration of Barefoot Day at Penryn Preparatory School is not only a fun day on which pupils go to school barefoot and donate shoes to the needy, but a time to reflect on the privilege of having shoes to wear every day.
“Pre-loved shoes were donated to Penreach, an NGO working towards educational excellence in disadvantaged rural communities in Mpumalanga, and our learners and their parents were especially generous this year with hundreds of pairs of shoes being donated,” said Roneque Janse van Rensburg, marketing officer of Penryn.
The morning started off with a prayer in the foundation phase as learners showed gratitude for what they were blessed with.
Later on in the day pupils made a muddy artwork for the dual celebration of Earth Day, the theme of which this year is ‘‘barefoot orphan’’.
The senior prep pupils made a huge footprint artwork with their donated shoes and the foundation phase a muddy 2021 artwork in the John Lees Quad.
“As we celebrate our 30 years of existence, we continue honouring others and serving our community,” Janse van Rensburg said.