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Cities Deaf Pupils Receive Worthy Reward

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City’s Deaf Pupils Hard Work on Birthday Card Receives Worthy Reward, Nelson Mandela Bay pupils have received national recognition for creating unique birthday card for Madiba’s 88th birthday today.

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A special second prize was presented to Greenwood Primary School’s partially deaf pupils who entered the Dtv (Deaf TV) magazine program competition for all deaf schools were supplied with stationery, including ink, pencils, and crayons, and were given disposable cameras to capture magical moments while making the card.

Sixty-six partially deaf Greenwood Primary pupils worked hard to write poems and stories about their favorite statesman.
Speaking from a deaf conference in Cape Town, the school’s deaf unit head, John Bell, congratulated the dedicated pupils. “The children did something special for Mandela –they wrote about that he meant to them and the role has played in their lives.“There was not enough space for all the poems, and we had to take the best from each class.” Anthony Frosler, 12, said he thought for Madiba as a “best friend”. “He is kind and compassionate.” The pupils received SABC kitbags and T-shirts as their special prize.“The best prize they can give us is to have Madiba visit the school. The children know him as a legend and would like to meet him in person,” said Bell.

He added that the birthday card had been made more special because each pupil had his or her thumb print to it. Benjamin Isaacs, 12, said : “I would like to meet Madiba and say to him I wish there would be more people like him.”
Top honors went to Nuwe Hoop Sentrum in Worcester. It received R25 000.

City’s Deaf Pupils Hard Work on Birthday Card Receives Worthy Reward
By Dineo MATOMELA - The Herald