High school musical

Littlewood Primary School pupils, staff and parents ran the tuckshop.

Eight schools took part in the Progressive Principals’ Association’s (PPA) inaugural school musical at Spine Road High School hall on Wednesday March 28.

The association has a growing membership of more than 150 affiliated schools and principals, who form new business partnerships to raise funds to assist poor schools.

Bands from Heathfield High School, Alexander Sinton High School in Athlone, South Peninsula High in Diep River, Diazville High in Saldanha Bay, Weston Secondary School in Vredenburg, Wynberg High, and Beacon Valley’s Beacon Hill High Schoo, and the Bloemendal Primary School choir from Malmesbury, sang and played musical instruments.

They performed alongside the late Taliep Petersen’s ex-wife Madeegha Anders, their son Ashur Petersen, Toby de Ruiter, 11, from Stellenbosch, and other partners of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS).

As their reward for selling the most tickets to the event, Beacon Hill High School received a cheque for R5 000 from Beyond edge Tutoring. The money will be used to buy stationery.

Rushda O’Shea, chairperson of the PPA and principal of Tafelsig High School, had challenged each of its affiliate schools to sell 50 tickets.

“Sadly schools did not (meet the challenge) but it was all about us creating a platform to showcase the talent in our schools,” she said.

Ms O’Shea said they had great sponsors and had worked with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport to ensure the show was a success.

Faiek Abrahams, spokesman for the PPA, said it was an evening filled with talent, which needed to be showcased.