Musical gifts for Bathurst township school

Once again the Pigs for People initiative run by the Historic Pig and Whistle Inn, and facilitated by front of house manager Natalie Brighton, was proud to be able to assist with a community upliftment project in the village.

This time the beneficiary was Qhayiya Primary School in Nolukhanyo township in Bathurst, which received a donation of various musical instruments to kick off their musical programme and department.

This donation was made possible through the kind support of guests, visitors and patrons that arrive at the inn and purchase a wooden pig plaque. The pig plaques are then inscribed with the purchaser’s name and are placed on the beams in the oldest continuously licensed pub in South Africa.

Brighton said: “Recently , at the end of 2018, we were able to assist in upgrading the schools assembly/quad area and transform it in a multi-faceted space where the kids could play netball and various other activities. We believe in sport and musical development as a form of personal growth in the children and are so excited to see how the kids love staying after school and are getting involved in extra-curricular activities instead of going home after school and roaming the streets.”

“We would like to thank Anthony Caplan who assisted us in obtaining various musical instruments that will enable a number of school kids to play, create some harmony and have fun doing it. Anthony very kindly gave up his time to do a workshop with the teachers to show them how exciting it can be when everyone plays musical instruments together. Among the instruments purchased were a xylophone, an electronic keyboard, an African drum, shakers and rattles, individual bass bars, mouth harps and reed pipes,” she said.

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