The Grade 5s 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.

 

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Girls playing with a skipping rope on the road outside their homes in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Grade 5 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.

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We introduced the topic by watching the very entertaining play, District Six, written by David Kramer. The Grade 5’s have showcased great emotional intelligence, in sympathising with those who had been affected by the movement.

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It is amazing to see how this topic has touched the Grade 5 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.

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