A 10th birthday for Pecanwood College

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ten years and eight months ago, Petra Geerdts convinced Centurus to help build a school at Hartbeespoort Dam in North West province. Ten years later, Geerdts has unfortunately passed away from motor neurone disease, but her memory lives on in the peace garden at Pecanwood College.

The school began in the old farmhouse, nicknamed ‘the shed’, in January 2005. Fifty-seven eager young students took part in the opening ceremony of Pecanwood College.

Pecanwood College is now ‘home’ to 700 students full of passion and pride, and has had the number 10 painted on its sports fields. There are many other activities planned, including a 10 km fun run; a memory box, to be buried outside the main office and reopened in another 10 years; a leather-bound book for messages of goodwill from all members of the Pecanwood family; a flag-hoisting ceremony; a whole school showcase performance; the official opening of the Mandela quad on 19 September 2014; and a gala dinner the following evening.

Category: Winter 2014

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