Greenwood Park celebrate milestone birthday

Greenwood Park Primary School kicked off their 50th birthday celebration last week with a historic reenactment. Last week, pupils, former pupils and teachers took part in a symbolic march, to reenact how the school, as the community knows it today, came to fruition. In 1966 the school, which was previously deemed a ‘whites only’ school was designated a coloured school under the Group Areas Act. Principal of the school, Ian Afrika, said the day was an emotional, but joyous occasion. There was a number of activities for the pupils, which included a ballet performance, a karate demonstration and music. Principal of Greenwood Park Primary, Ian Africa, with his father, Dr Henry Africa, and nephew, Jonathan Brady.
Greenwood Park Primary School kicked off their 50th birthday celebration last week with a historic reenactment. Last week, pupils, former pupils and teachers took part in a symbolic march, to reenact how the school, as the community knows it today, came to fruition. In 1966 the school, which was previously deemed a ‘whites only’ school was designated a coloured school under the Group Areas Act. Principal of the school, Ian Afrika, said the day was an emotional, but joyous occasion. There was a number of activities for the pupils, which included a ballet performance, a karate demonstration and music. Principal of Greenwood Park Primary, Ian Africa, with his father, Dr Henry Africa, and nephew, Jonathan Brady.
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Shiraz Habbib
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