South Africa tour returns

April 15, 2018

Girls from Years 9 and 10 have returned from a very successful sports tour of South Africa over the Easter holidays. They played hockey and netball against a number of local teams, as well as visiting places of interest such as the Gugulethu cheetah sanctuary and the Eden District game park. They  also visited the penguins at Boulders Beach, and were very moved by a trip to Nelson Mandela’s prison at Robben Island. The highlight of the trip was their visit to the Goedgedacht Trust and its Path Out of Poverty centre, which works to transform impoverished rural communities in South Africa, and the lives of children in particular. St Mary’s girls have raised over £6,000 for the Trust this year.