WITH the aim of bringing communities together, Greenpoint High School in Buffalo Flats will host their 12th Annual Festival on Saturday.
The festival forms part of the schools fundraising to upgrade their premises and facilities. “The festival will assist the school in different aspects.
“Financially it will help us build a sports facility. We want to build a sports court at the back of the school and socially it will bring parents to the school where they will interact with their kids and enjoy the festivities of the day,” said deputy principal and convenor, Rajen Packery.
Each year the Greenpoint festival adopts a charity to come and join them on the day, and this year they have chosen the Duncan Village Children’s Home.
Every year the festival spices things up and this year there will be an entrepreneurs market where the children will be selling items at stalls that they have prepared themselves. “To raise the money for the festival, each child was given a donation list where they had to get sponsors for R5 a number and complete the form for an amount of R200 per child,” said Packery.
In order for the school to build the sport court they need over R100000.”We have set a target of R100000 including the money from the last two years which we have kept. It should cost us just over a R100 000 to build the sports court,” he said.
The teachers at Greenpoint are hoping for a larger turnout of athletes from the community to participate in the annual fun run. There will be cash prizes and giveaways to the top five athletes. The school urges the parents to support and to join in the fun as well as interacting with the children.
The school also invites netball and soccer teams from other schools to come and participate in the sport tournament on the day. Athletes can pick up entry forms at the school.
There will also be a Mr and Miss Greenpoint pageant and a talent show.
The event will not be possible without the assistance of McDonalds Amalinda, Buffalo Flats Spar, Dr Gunase and Glyn Ramoo of Glynn Ramoo Electricals who sponsored a microwave to the value of R1000 for the lucky draw.