Learners and staff at Luxolo Intermediate School in Aberdeen enjoyed a wonderful experience last Friday celebrating their diverse backgrounds for Heritage Day. The event was organised by language teacher Zoliswa Rasi and LSA Sinovuyo Nonnies, with assistance from the Soul Buddyz group.
Most of the learners dressed in outfits to reflect their heritage, and many of the girls’ Xhosa outfits were particularly impressive.
Activities on the day included traditional music, songs and dancing, which were greatly enjoyed by all. Many of the learners spoke about their families, and in the case of the Xhosa children, their clan names. HOD Jeanette Tinus talked to the learners about the history of Aberdeen, the common thread in all their heritage.
There was also a modelling competition, and the learners were judged on their traditional dress as well as their correct bearing- for example, those boys who were dressed as initiates had to be respectful and always look down.