Schools join hands for Easter drive

The community heroes at the the Sea Point fire station were not forgotten.

Camps Bay Schools, which includes the preparatory campus, primary school and high school, joined forces on one massive Easter egg drive, collecting Easter eggs for those in need.

At Camps Bay High School the drive was led by Interact who managed to collect over 2 800 Easter eggs.

The preparatory campus collected close to 1 900 but the Camps Bay School that collected the most Easter eggs was the primary school with a total of over 5 500 Easter eggs.

In total, Camps Bay Schools collected approximately 10 200 Easter eggs.

A team of Camps Bay Schools pupils spent Thursday morning distributing the chocolate among schools and organisations in their community, including Holy Cross Primary School, Zonnebloem Girls’ Primary School, Zonnebloem Boy’s Primary School, Prestwich Street Primary School, St Paul’s Primary School, Ellerton Primary School, the Sea Point fire station and Camps Bay police station.

In addition, Easter eggs were distributed to iKhaya Le Themba in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Mosadie Gives Back (a soup kitchen based in Mitchell’s Plain), South African Riding for the Disabled (SARDA), Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, various old age homes and church organisations for distribution at their feeding schemes.

Camps Bay High School principal, Dave de Korte, said the Camps Bay Schools are community schools where they develop well-rounded, confident and responsible individuals. “Service to the community is very important to us and our pupils are actively involved in giving back. We hope that this small venture has made Easter a little bit special for those less fortunate,” he said.