The Sinethemba Special School had a blast Thursday morning making most of the beautiful day by spending it at Red Apple in Bushman’s. Chair lady of the local Women’s Agricultural Association (Vroue Landbou Vereeninging), Anlouise O’Connell organised the fun day out for the children with special needs as part of a outreach program the association runs.
Last year they refurbished the Kenton SAPS trauma unit, and this year they have “adopted” Sinethemba Special School in Marselle. Owner of The Red Apple, Llewell Viljoen was very excited when O’Connell included their venue as one of their outings. The small class of ten pupils played happily, jumping on the trampoline, jumping castle, trampoline and swings in a secure area of the restaurant.
After building up a big appetite they each enjoyed a hamburger and chips, a juice and one of Red Apple’s decadent ice creams.
The ladies from the Alex branch said they were deeply touched having spend the morning with the children.
Teacher and care taker, Nonkuthalo Tyokwana said they loved it. “They each understand a little a bit here and there. Some have Down Syndrome, Autism and other more severe mental disabilities. But the joy on their face was obvious,” Tyokwana said.
“We appreciate it so much,” she said.
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