Russell High sprinkling of September News

Russell High sprinkling of September News

Russell High sprinkles Happiness

Russell High sprinkled Happiness on the streets of Pietermaritzburg to welcome Spring

Russell High sprinkled Happiness on the streets of Pietermaritzburg to welcome Spring

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Russell High School’s theme for 2016 is “Creating Happiness” We began to research the topic and found the inspiring ‘Anacortes Centre for Happiness‘, in the United States of America. This is Washington’s first social purpose corporation. The Centre’s mission is to provide, “joy, growth, connection and kindness“.
Laura Lavigne, founder of the Happiness Sprinkling project, was delighted when we contacted her, as we are the first group in all Africa to embrace this project.

On the Monday 29th August, in time for Spring, Russell High had a wonderful day 'sprinkling happiness' on the streets around our school in Pietermaritzburg.

On the Monday 29th August, in time for Spring, Russell High had a wonderful day ‘sprinkling happiness’ on the streets around our school in Pietermaritzburg.

Trip to Bayete Game Lodge
Ten girls from the Russell High Environmental Club were sponsored by the Johnny Lowe Trust Foundation to a two night visit to Bayete Game Lodge in the Zululand Game Reserve. Here they were exposed to South Africa’s heritage and the magnificence of our wildlife first hand [a first for most of the pupils].

Russell High girls with the Anti-poaching aeroplane. Pictured from left to right - Etienne Gerber with Russell girls, Nono Zwane, Samke Mthalane, Adele Wagner, Luyanda Mushathama, Luyanda Zaca, Tracy Dutlow, Keren Pillay, Slindokuhle Hadebe, Lyle Fasson and Stephanie Van der Merwe.

Russell High girls with the Anti-poaching aeroplane. Pictured from left to right – Etienne Gerber with Russell girls, Nono Zwane, Samke Mthalane, Adele Wagner, Luyanda Mushathama, Luyanda Zaca, Tracy Dutlow, Keren Pillay, Slindokuhle Hadebe, Lyle Fasson and Stephanie Van der Merwe.

Sheelagh Antrobus organised a very informative visit to ZAP Wing [Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing] in Hluhluwe where they learned about the extremely serious rhino poaching problem in our country. The Russell High teenagers signed the World Youth Wildlife Declaration book. They learned about the amazing work that ZAP Wing does with regard to fixed-wing and helicopter surveillance, and inspected a helicopter used in reaction to rhino poaching incidents They are now even more firmly committed to youth involvement in spreading awareness about wildlife crime in South Africa.

Mother rhino and baby

Mother rhino and baby

 The girls on a game drive.

The girls on a game drive.