A group of pupils from Kuyasa Special Needs School and staff at Van Schaik book store got an early start on World Book Day, Thursday 23 April. The Van Schaik staff dedicated the morning to reading, drawing and engaging with the 37 pupils. Staff and pupils read stories to the group, and the children then spread around the store as they did colouring-in activities. Pupils received goodie bags containing books, stationery, water bottles and sweet treats, and Van Schaik staff presented the school with a bound book of the students’ drawings to commemorate the happy morning.
Van Schaiks staff read to the group of pupils.
Staff and students read English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa books.
Van Schaiks staff handed out colouring activities.
Students spread out around the store as they colour in and draw.
Coloured crayons are passed around and pupils pour their concentration into the task at hand.
A pupil stretches out in an aisle as he colours in.
The pupils were also given biscuits, much to their excitement.
Each pupil received a Van Schaiks goodie bag.
The goodie bags were much appreciated by the pupils from Kuyasa Special Needs School.
The bags contained, among other things, books, stationary and sweets.
The Van Schaiks staff bound the students’ drawings into a book, which they presented to the Kuyasa staff members to commemorate the happy morning.
This piece was originally published in Grocott’s Mail, 24 April 2015