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Southern Cross Schools in Hoedspruit will be celebrating World Cancer Day on 4 February 2013.
“We feel that it’s our duty to play a role in educating our fellow students on prevalent social issues, ” says Emma Smith, Chairperson of Southern Cross Schools Social Crux Committee, which is coordinating the schools’ activities for the day.
“Whether you have lost someone to cancer, know someone who has survived cancer or are battling with cancer at the moment, our TREE OF HOPE will give you the opportunity to share how you have been affected by cancer and, make all of us more aware of cancer,” she explains.
Cards with lilac ribbons will be available in the Front Office of the school from Wednesday 30 January. Parents, friends and pupils will have the opportunity to write their own special message on the card. This message can be one of remembrance or hope. These cards will then be hung on a tree in our Earth Circle on the 4th of February. “This will serve as a reminder to our youth of just how real cancer is and how important it is to get the facts,” says Emma.
Lilac ribbons will also be sold at the office for R2 and these are to be worn on the 4th of February.
In addition to the TREE OF HOPE and the lilac ribbon campaign, posters, kindly sponsored by Mr. Zak Razak, with the 4 myths of cancer will be put up around school. The Social Committee will also hold a cancer quiz amongst the learners.
The Social Crux Committee of Southern Cross Schools is a student led committe generally tasked with addressing social issues and ensuring that the College gets together on a social basis to share experience, information and ideas. This project is one of a long list of many more planned for this school year.
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