As part of their Youth Day celebrations, The Bridge Nursery School invited Siyakhuliswa Educare and Preschool to join them for a Sports Day.
The little Johannians had a great time running races with their visiting friends before sharing their picnic lunches. The children had lots of fun playing together, breaking down barriers and learning empathy. One of our parents kindly donated over 150 Ndebele blankets to this community engagement programme and the boys and girls from The Bridge collected beanies and scarves as well as tinned foods for their new friends to take home.
All children, no matter their social standing, have the right to play
“All children, no matter their social standing, have the right to play,” says Mrs Sue Jacobson, Headmistress at The Bridge Nursery School. “It is important that we play together, learn about each other and build special connections between each other.”
The Bridge Nursery School has had a long-standing relationship with Siykhuliswa Educare and Preschool since its inception (Siykhuliswa means ‘we are getting a hand up’). The Bridge was involved in the original establishment of the Preschool in Mshenguville squatter camp in Soweto before it was relocated to Lehae in 2007 when the residents were moved to the new RDP housing development. The Bridge continues its relationship with Siyakhuliswa with financial assistance and looks forward to strengthening the partnership between the two schools.