The Ridge Reporter

ACTION DAY – The Ridge School Blanket Appeal for Salvazione School

As part of The Ridge Action Day ‘learn to knit project’ in 2019, The Ridge community were challenged to create 67 blankets for Mandela Day.  Owing to the generosity of our wonderful extended Ridge family we handed over 76 blankets in July 2020!  Carolyn Steyn, the Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day appealed to our amazing community for scarves, and by September, we delivered 515 scarves, 21 more blankets, 15 beanies and 1 pair of knitted gloves!

It was decided that our challenge this Winter should be closer to home and in March 2021, we once again called on our extended Ridge family to give each pupil and staff member at Salvazione School (251) a knee rug.  The blanket barometer took on a life of it’s own, as the overwhelming generosity and kindness from our beautiful community poured in.  I am delighted to tell you that we have reached our target of 251 blankets and they have been delivered to Salvazione, the extra 75 blankets will go to the Princess Alice Adoption Home.

Thank you to all who have contributed and through your generosity will bring warmth and light into the lives of children this Winter.

THE GRADE 1 BOYS SHOWING THE RIGHT STUFF

The Grade 1 boys were excited to deliver their blankets to Mrs Wallis’ office for the Salvazione Blanket Drive.

THE GRADE 1 BOYS LEARNT ABOUT REPTILES

The Grade 1 boys made salt dough snakes as part of the Reptile Theme. The results were realistic and creative. The boys had the best time moulding and painting.

CHESS PRACTICE

The SP boys had an opportunity to improve their chess skills before they went online.

GRADE 5 SHOW AND TELL

The Grade 5 boys were tasked with making a dish or drink of their choice. In a bid to expose the boys to more speaking and presenting in Afrikaans, while incorporating technology in the classroom.

Boys had to source their own recipes as well as background music to add to their video presentation.

GRADE 4 CHATTER BOX SPEECHES

With the sudden switch from a formal setting to an online space the Grade 4’s have managed to deliver their speeches from the comfort of home rather successfully.

THE GRADE 0 BOYS LEARNT ABOUT OPPOSITES AND COLOURS

The Grade 0 boys learnt about opposites and the colour wheel. They than created gorgeous paintings of different fruits using complimentary colours!

STAFF VACCINATIONS

Many of the staff members have embraced the call for all teaching and support staff to be vaccinated. The process for the Ridge team started last week and a number have been for their vaccinations.

GRADE 5 Hieroglyphics

The Grade 5 boys have been researching communications methods and languages used in ancient Egypt. Once the research was completed they were tasked with writing their name in Hieroglyphics on home crafted “ancient” pieces of paper.

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