Mandela Day – Grade 7 boys make a difference!

The message behind Mandela Day is simple – everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. If each one of us heeds the call to simply do something good every day, we can live Nelson Mandela’s legacy and help build the country of our dreams.

The WHPS boys in both Grade 7 classes seized the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of abandoned and abused animals. They donated much needed food and supplies to their respective charities. Grade 7 P went to Woodrock Animal Sanctuary while Grade 7 S went to Wollies Animal Shelter.


Woodrock Animal Rescue provides assistance to unfortunate, homeless, abused, neglected, stray, injured, ill, geriatric and unwanted animals that would otherwise have miserable lives and premature deaths.  Animals who have no voice of their own!

Wollies are committed to sterilization and re-homing. Giving that one dog or cat a second chance in life.

More importantly than simply donating, the boys offered their time and effort to clean cages, feed the animals, pack warehouses and walk the dogs.

In the words of our beloved Madiba, “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”


Brigitte Theunissen,  Ryan Sweetlove and Sean Page