12 February 2021, Cape Town: As the Covid-19 pandemic continues across the globe, many
have felt its devastating effects over the last year. In a bid to thank those who have risked
their own lives to help others, the Wynberg Campus of Schools today decided to do
something to show their appreciation to their own community health workers.
Staff of all four Campus schools (Wynberg Girls’ Junior, Wynberg Boys’ Junior, Wynberg
Girls’ High and Wynberg Boys’ High) took to their grounds to create the biggest thank you
they could think of.
Staff lined up, socially distanced, to create the word “Wynberg” and used their own pooled
and recycled resources to form a large red cross and the words “Thanks You” on WBJS’
Courtney Wallace, of WBHS, wrote and read a poem titled XXX. The moment was a chance
to remember those within the school’s own community who have passed on over the last
year, those who are currently ill and those whose lives have been negatively affected by the
greater economic effects of the pandemic.
Recognizing the value that healthcare workers have played across the country and closer to
home in the Wynberg community specifically, the schools have decided to host a number of
civvies days over the coming months, to encourage donations from the schools’
communities for the staff of Victoria Hospital in Wynberg.
“We are community-based schools, and service is one of our most important pillars. The
medical fraternity have made countless sacrifices for others over the last year – saying a
small thank you is the least we can do, on behalf of all our staff, learners and families,” said
The Wynberg Campus of Schools comprises four single-sex schools in the heart of Cape
Town’s southern suburbs, namely: Wynberg Girls’ Junior, Wynberg Boys’ Junior, Wynberg
Girls’ High and Wynberg Boys’ High Schools. For more information, visit the schools’