National Book Week

09 September 2017
Museum of Africa visit

Our day at the National book week was filled with opportunities and exciting surprises! As soon as we reached the Museum Africa, we were greeted by our friendly guide, Lungile. Yummy scones and juice awaited us. Next, we were escorted to the Market theatre. We journeyed with James and his band of Insect friends and of course a giant peach! We laughed as Spikey and Sponge gave a hilarious performance of the two cruel aunts and delighted when James finally found a safe place to call home. Some of our very own Grade 3 learners even got the opportunity to go on stage!

After the show, we were off to the Museum itself to join in with all the authors and book stalls. We got yet another surprise when our learners were asked to stop and take photos with The Deputy Minister of Arts, Ms. M Sotyu. We put on our brightest smiles and stood proudly in our City Kidz school uniforms.

Lesedi Masedi wrote the following:

M- is for the million things she does
O- She is growing old
T- Time passing
H- Her love and tender care
E- everything she does for me
R- right, and right she will always be

At the Creative writing stall, we got the opportunity to write our own stories and poems. Our grade three learners did not shy away from the challenge and wrote some impressive and inspiring shorts stories and poems. On our way to the next activity we were once again surprised when we were spotted by YO TV! Linda Koapeng, from Grade 3 C, confidently stood next to the presenter as he had a short interview.

We could not believe that the day had more in store for us, but we were wrong. Next, we were off for a puppet show. Our learners were treated to the story of “The Boy who cried wolf” and some even had their faces painted. As the wolf gave a growl in our puppet show we realized our tummies were growling too. Luckily lunch was next on the agenda. Once again, we were treated to a lovely meal with chips and cooldrink.

We were ready to set off on our bus, exhausted and pleased with all the fun activities of the day when we received our last surprise and gift. Each learner received a tote bag and a book! We gave our coordinator and guide a big City Kidz thank you. We said our goodbyes and climbed back onto our bus. The ride back to school was quiet as each learner sat quietly with their nose in a book.

Indeed we had a marvelous day!

Shalané Hamel