WHPS 90th Anniversary Celebration
24 - 26 May 2013
In 2005 the WHPS 1st eleven toured Britain. It was the first time that we had taken a cricket team abroad. It was a very successful tour with us having won 9 out of the 10 matches played. All credit must go to the boys and organizers of the tour.
One of the Schools we played against was Moulsford, which is a school near Wallingford North West of London. Having beaten their team, the headmaster, Mr. Mike Higham took the three accompanying adults for drinks at their local, which is on the Thames.
There we discussed, among other things, the various Outreach programmes that WHPS was involved in. He expressed a desire for his school to get involved. We went on to discuss how this would happen until late that night.
The upshot was that Moulsford has been since then an integral part of the literacy programme we run at Bathokwa, a School in Attridgeville, Pretoria. They help to finance the salary of the teacher we employ to run this programme.
Having embarked on this project, it follows that we have kept close ties with
Moulsford Preparatory and meet with them every second year when they visit South Africa with their Rugby Team. The Headmaster, Mike has visited Bathokwa and has a keen interest in following the progress the children are making at Bathokwa, the results of which are carefully monitored by lecturers from Unisa.
Not only are we grateful for their financial input but we are pleased to be associated with this prestigious independent school in Britain.
"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy