New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa

Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School 7th graders enjoy leadership camp

108 Seventh Grade learners from the Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School in Johannesburg took part in a Leadership Camp at team-building and outdoors facility, Konka, near Rustenburg last week.

The camp focussed on activities to teach cooperation, resourcefulness and life skills, such as perseverance, to the learners.

At the end of the two-day camp nineteen learners received awards and school packs presented by the sponsors, South Africa/New Zealand joint venture Clover Fonterra and partners, including the New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria. Michael Jones, CEO of Clover Fonterra, spoke to the learners of the importance of making the most of opportunities that come your way and of being open to new experiences. For many of the participants the camp was their first time away from a city environment and the first introduction to outdoors recreation and wildlife.

School Principal, Mr John Broodryk, applauded the leadership qualities that had emerged at the camp, while assuring the learners that leadership potential develops at different times in each person and that he was sure each learner would reflect back on the camp as an exceptional life experience.

New Zealand High Commissioner, Dr Geoff Randal was pleased to attend the final assembly and presentations, as part of the High Commission’s ongoing relationship with the Sir Edmund Hillary School and support for Clover Fonterra in its social responsibility activities.

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