Red and orange represented fire which can be used for warmth and for cooking, but can also be an extremely destructive element. Yellow was for sunshine which we need for plant growth and solar energy. Blue depicted our rivers and oceans which are being threatened by pollution. Green represented our plants and trees, indigo our night skies where the moon and the stars cannot be seen in many cities due to smog and pollution, and violet our flowers.
It was a wonderful day and the children sang Happy Birthday to Mandela and enjoyed a special lunch which was organised by the Conservancy.
We would like to thank Rockwood Lodges for their inspiration, our helpers for their valuable time, as well as Mica Hardware and Pick and Pay for making this day possible. Together we can make a difference!
Here is a quote from Mandela which was given to the school and which should inspire us all.
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of a mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”