Amasango Career School’s teachers and pupils celebrated the school’s recent achievements on Friday with members of the Department of Education.
School principal Linda Ngamlana said it was important for people to know that despite the negativity the school is associated with at times, they are doing great things and representing Grahamstown in provincial competitions.
Ngamlana said as part of their school programme every year they have volunteers from various countries overseas. This time the school has volunteers from England.
Ngamlana said the volunteers share experience and skills in subjects that they offer at the school.
“The volunteers work with pupils individually and in groups,” she said.
Education Department Creative Arts and Life Skills subject advisor Ntomboxolo Ntanga said the school came second in the visual arts category.
In pottery the theme was Nelson Mandela's legacy.
Ntanga said the team did very well and they were able to express themselves and their capabilities. She said other people could not believe the pupils had made their own material.
“They think we bought some of the things, but they were all made by the pupils,” said a proud Ntanga.