The Intermediates went to Camp Konka from Wednesday, 31 October to Friday, 2 November. Camping is part of our Life Orientation programme, where we assess our children’s social skills and independence away from their homes and parents. Most of the activities done there, though for fun, are mainly life skills oriented. Like zip lining, swimming, canoeing, working in teams, rock climbing, an obstacle course, seeing and learning about animals, buying from the tuckshop and mixing with people they meet for the first time. Our children did all these activities with enthusiasm and perseverance. Zip lining and rock climbing were the highlights of this camp as our children demonstrated bravery and unity as they urged each other to overcome their fears.
By Annie Bwalya
The Junior Phase is a curious bunch! They like to learn whenever they get the chance, like watching the sinking of two additional boreholes at our school and seeing all the different colours of the soil that come out from different depths. Then they watched a video of how water gets to our taps. Now that is great, practical learning!
On Wednesday, 7 November, Unity College hosted a seven-a-side Special Olympics soccer event for the second time this year. Although it was a successful event, we had only six schools/centres that attended, unlike the nine who attended the one we hosted earlier this year. All the centres played two games each. Our children played very well and enjoyed themselves, which is one of the aims of Special Olympics. The only dent was our goalkeeper, Connor Burns, who sustained a knee injury and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Unity College 0 – Logwood 1
Tshegofatso 7 – St Dominican 0
REC 6 – Logwood 1
Rotara 1 – Tshegofatsong 3
Unity College 0 – St Dominican 6
Rotara 5 – RCS 2
By Tonic Sibanda
On Monday, 12 November our swimming team headed to Ellis Park to take part in the final Special Olympics swimming event for the year. Medals and ribbons for this event were presented to the learners on Friday, 23 November.
The results from all the heats are combined – fastest finishing time to slowest – and then divided into groups of eight. Medals are rewarded for the top three positions in each group, and ribbons for the remaining five.
Special mention should be made of Sindi Pullinger, who was the overall winner in three races: 50m breaststroke, 25m butterfly and 50m freestyle. That is an excellent achievement!