Camps Bay High learners bring Easter Joy to Nazareth House Residents
Members of the Camps Bay High School PR Team delivered handmade Easter Cards as well as some Easter Eggs to the Residents of Nazareth House in Vredehoek, Cape Town yesterday. The project was the brainchild of the student head of the PR Team, Sophie Rehn in Grade 11 who said, “Covid has been a very hard time for many of the elderly in our community who are not able to regularly see their family and many have been in lockdown in their retirement communities for a long time. We wanted to bring a little bit of Easter joy to them and so decided to make handmade cards that they could open over Easter”.
Members of the PR Team handed over the cards as well as some Easter Eggs which had been donated by the Camps Bay High School Interact Society to Sister Gladys from Nazareth House yesterday. For over 13 decades, Nazareth House has provided a safe space for vulnerable children as well as places where the elderly can thrive. Their care homes for the aged are focused on quality of life and offer residents an opportunity to live with dignity and respect in an active community.
Said Kirsten Mobsby, Head of Service at Camps Bay High School, “Camps Bay High School is a very service driven school. Helping others is the secret to happiness! We find that students that are involved with service activities often excel in other spheres of life. It teaches them to be caring, empathetic members of our community and gives them a sense of purpose.”
Added Mobsby, “At Camps Bay High School we have a number of service orientated societies that students can be a part of and students are required to do a minimum of 15 hours of Community Service a year. In addition to the Easter Cards that the student members of the PR Team made, the Camps Bay High School Interact Society also ran an Easter Egg Drive and collected over 1500 Easter Eggs. These Eggs will be distributed to various organisations and schools in need in our local community.”