School honours their little heroes

Pair receive Pick n Pay Hero award

THE Advance for Life Christian Academy recently honoured two pupils who received the Pick n Pay Hero Award for June and July.

WELL DONE: Grade 2 pupil and Pick n Pay Hero award recipient for July, Lwazi Mashilo, is presented with his award by Pick n Pay Gonubie manager Marc Olivier Picture: SUPPLIED

Grade 6 pupil Nasiphi Betela and Lwazi Mashilo, who is in Grade 2, both excelled in the community upliftment category.

As a special component of the Pick n Pay Schools programme, the Pick n Pay Hero Award is dedicated to recognising everyday achievements or heroic acts in South African schools.

Eleven-year-old Betela had an idea to make sandwiches for the children who came to school without any. After discussing it with her class teacher, the school adopted the idea and decided to make sandwiches for children in need on a regular basis.

Due to lack of funds the initiative slowed down, but staff members Tanya Fischer and Esther Wallis now support the idea from their own pockets.

Expressing an act of kindness and helpfulness, Betela was nominated for the June hero award.

Eight-year-old Mashilo saved his pocket money and donated it to children who suffer from cancer through the Reach for a Dream foundation’s Coin Collection campaign and was nominated for the July hero award.

Both pupils received a certificate and badge in recognition of their heroic acts at the school’s assembly recently. The awards were handed over by Pick n Pay Gonubie manager, Marc Olivier.

“As the school we are very proud of these two little great achievers for having contributed to the larger community. At such a young age both learners have made such a difference in the lives of others,” the school’s relation officer, Nolu Nxomfo said.

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