Ward Councillor Helen Carstens and the Lions Club De Grendel joined forces with Wolraad Woltemade Primary School to celebrate Heritage Day.
The traditional braai was going and at the same time, pupils were learning to preserve their heritage.
The earth we now live on and the environment we now have is what we need to preserve for years to come and generations to come. Therefore, to honor our heritage from what our forefathers have left for us and to preserve our environment for future generations is what the day was all about.
Cllr Carstens spoke about the need to preserve the Earth and all who inhabit it. This she said was attained by respect for our surroundings. One of the ways we respect our surroundings is in not littering or dumping and in recycling. This will firstly keep the area clean and recycling will alleviate the drain on the landfill sites and protect the ozone layer.
“If every single person disposed of their waste in the correct way be it a cool-drink bottle or an old wooden cupboard we would have a clean environment and a healthy environment. If everyone practiced the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, think what a clean environment we would have,” said Cllr Carstens.
Everyone went around the school and the perimeter and picked up all the litter and the Lions Club De Grendel prepared burgers for everyone when they returned.