Edgemead High School makes sandwiches for a needy Primary school in the area once a week (Thursdays).
Noticing the drop in the number of sandwiches over the past few weeks the netball girls took it upon themselves to improve the number of sandwiches made, making over 500 sandwiches on Thursday 18 August 2016. They put the challenge out to their hockey girls to top that number the following week!
Edgemead High School’s Social Conscience Club took on the task of knitting and collecting enough beanies and scarves to be able to give each child in grade R and grade 1 at Ysterplaat Primary School a scarf and beanie set.
The school would like to congratulate the SCC and Miss Vercoe on the initiative and all the effort.
Planet Fitness getting involved with Edgemead High in a fitness relationship where they did a presentation for the students about Planet Fitness and encouraging the students to get into a healthier and fitter lifestyle. To help Edgemead High achieve this, they are giving all the students and teachers a free limited membership to start using immediately.
Edgemead High School is proud of their hockey players who recently represented Western Province at various tournaments around the country.
Liam van Wyk, Keagan Collop, Zachary Zinn and Jared Wegewarth (not in picture) played for the U18 Western Province Zebras. Michael Moreland and Joshua Pretorious were a part of the U16 Western Province Zebras team.
Unathi Nombewu, Wade Whitear, Dean Turley and Jürgen Klein-werner represented the U16 Western Province Quaggas Team. Elizabeth Robertshaw played for the U14 Western Province North team. Kalin Collop played for the U14 Western Province Zebras.
Bosmansdam High School recently played host to Edgemead High in their annual Rugby Derby Day that has become a much anticipated event. It was a lovely day of good, hard derby action. Bosmansdam’s u/14 and u/15 teams narrowly lost, but the u/16 and u/19B teams scored impressive victories of 31-14 and 31-7 respectively.
The highlight of the day was the 1st XV match that ebbed and flowed and really entertained the large crowd that was present. It could have gone either way, but on the balance of the day, the Bosmansdam Knights emerged the victors with a final score of 14-7.
Above: The Knights’ powerful lock, Roland Nelson, goes on another of his impressive runs. Edgemead’s Christopher Lowe (hooker) attempts to make the tackle as Cameron Andrews (far left) of Edgemead and Charl Carstens (far right) of Bosmansdam approach to assist.
A group of 36 Grade 11 learners from Edgemead High School went on the Orange River from the 20 to the 25 March. They were all very excited because it was the first time many of them were crossing the South African border.
“Our experience was amazing. As a group we bonded and formed new friendships with people we would never have expected to call our friends. The food was delicious and we were always excited to see what would be prepared for us. We developed a newfound respect for the teachers as we listened to their advice and laughed at their jokes,” said Grade 11 learner Jade Vester.
She added that a definite highlight was the Shambok Rapid. “We were all extremely nervous as this was the toughest rapid on our route. Thankfully, only two of the canoes capsized. We were all very proud of ourselves after that.”
“We enjoyed the water fights, the constant rowing, tanning in the breaks and going down the safer rapids on our bums. It was a once in a lifetime experience and we definitely look forward to going again in the future,” added Jade.
Edgemead High School’s first team hockey boys went on their annual hockey tour to George to take part in the York Easter Hockey Festival. The boys had an outstanding, hugely successful tour, winning all of their seven matches, taking them with confidence into the season ahead.