In recognition of the work the children had done on the S.S Mendi, we were lucky enough to be invited to take some of our children to the centennial remembrance day at Hollybrook Cemetery last Monday. The children were proud to be able to pay their respects, creating a wreath to lay on behalf of our school. On the wreath, the children had crafted their own poppies and protea – the South African national flower.
After the ceremony, the children were delighted to meet HRH Princess Anne. The children were invited back to the reception, where they heard many stories of bravery from the descendants. The children were able to award their medals to the families of the men lost, which were gratefully received. It was a really poignant, touching day that the children will remember forever.