Outeniqua Primary Learners Share Festive Spirit
Recently the Early Act Club at Outeniqua Primary School concluded their latest community service project.  Early Act is sponsored at primary schools by the international Rotary service organization and promotes caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership.
"A few years ago we became aware of the Wikkelwurms project at Bethesda", comments Amanda Hattingh, teacher and Early Act coordinator at Outeniqua Primary.  "The initiative comprises a stimulation project for children with developmental delays from ages 2 to 6 years, with the children coming from disadvantaged families.  Over the past few years we have on various occasions reached out to these very special children, and this year we again wanted to do something extraordinary for them.  Our Early Actors proved to be more than able for the task."
The learners at the Early Act club, assisted by their parents, made festive hats, knitted angels, obtained backpacks with stationary, baked cakes, supplied a Christmas tree and arranged for other treats for the get-together.  Sponsorships were also obtained from Total Sandkraal and the Reformed Church in George.  On the day of the visit a group of approximately 40 Early Actors arrived at the Wikkelwurms area at Bethesda, handed over the cakes, and then played with the children in the play area.  Special recognition was also given to the children who are now leaving to go to Grade R, and each child was given a party pack to take home.
“We view our learners as citizens in the making, and part of our responsibility includes awareness of the community which they form part of”, notes Johan Smit, principal of Outeniqua Primary, “and Early Act for us provides a forum for answering this call.”
“We are so proud to be associated with the Outeniqua Primary Early Actors,” enthuses Simon Swan, president of the George Rotary Club.  “Their initiatives embody the leadership, compassion and community spirit our country needs.”
On the accompanying photos some of the EarlyActors can be seen playing with the Wikkelwurms.
Anyone who has enquiries about getting an Early Act Club started at their primary school, may phone Wilhelm van der Vyver of the George Rotary Club during office hours at 044 873 0215.
Laerskool Outeniqua Open Harte In Gees Van Feestyd
Onlangs het die Early Act Klub by Laerskool Outeniqua hulle nuutste gemeenskapsprojek voltooi.  Early Act word by laerskole deur die internasionale Rotary diensorganisasie ondersteun en bevorder omgee, respek, empatie, verantwoordelikheid, verdraagsaamheid, burgerskap, ruimhartigheid, vriendskap en leierskap.