Learners from schools in the Seshego circuit recently converged at Khaiso High School in Zone 3, Seshego to celebrate Heritage Day.
The day’s activities included performances of cultural music, drama and poetry by learners dressed in a wide array of traditional outfits that reflected their family heritage as well as their personal interpretation of their culture.
Sibongile Maidi, an educator at Dr AMS Makunyane Secondary and coordinator of the event said they wanted to spread a message of love, peace, togetherness and ubuntu while teaching learners about their cultural traditions.
“Most of the students don’t know their culture and we thought we should bring them together and let them inform each other about different cultures. We also wanted to encourage them to celebrate their traditions and know their roots,” she said.
Traditional leader Kgabo Moloto from Moletjie said learners should continue to learn and be taught and exercise through cultural activities. “I would like to thank the educators and circuit managers for organising an event of this nature. It benefits us and develops love and pride in our cultures,” Moloto reportedly said.
Maidi commended the educators and learners for their participation and ensuring that the event became a success. “Everything went according to the plan. Parents and community members came in droves to see the various performances by the children,” Maidi said.
The participating schools were Dr AMS Makhunyane Secondary School, Mulaudzi Secondary School, Khaiso Secondary School, Makgofe Secondary School, Nape Primary School, Thakgalang Primary School, MP Malatjie Primary School and Alf Makaleng Primary School.