What once was a soulful and vibrant community, now desolate and cold.
The Grade Fives are learning about the causes and consequences of the Apartheid movement. We are focusing on the District Six community and how land capture by the suppressive government affected thousands of households that were forced to move to the Cape Flats and township areas.
The Grade Five teachers are teaching the boys and girls the importance of multicultural education and how diversity brings about a strong sense of belonging and the need for history to not repeat itself.
Mr Keller sat down with the grade and discussed events that took place during the removal of a vibrant and unified community of District Six.
The kids sat in co-operative groups to discuss the situations that Mr Keller had given them to think about. They discussed what they would do and how they would feel, if they were in the shoes of someone losing their valuable belongings, homes, friends…
The discussion sparked challenging questions and mind-blowing answers from our children. They showcased great emotional intelligence, in sympathising with those who had been affected by the movement.
It is amazing to see how this topic has touched the Grade Five children, as there has been a sense of collaboration amongst each group, in order to work together and view each individual as equal and important to their grade.