Mandela Trip

Mandela Trip

Mandela Trip 150 150 Simon Whitlock

906, 903 and 910 Social Studies enjoyed a trip to Eden Park recently to see the Mandela My Life: Exhibition.

These junior classes are beginning their unit on Leadership and were exposed to an extraordinary display of unique artefacts such as a precious 5 second footage of Mandela wearing his tribal cloak before going into his trial. Footage of him wearing this was banned from public viewing as the racist government believed it would incite riots if the people saw him in traditional dress.

There were many letters, journals, recordings of interviews to hear as well as the famous shirts he was well known for all on display, showcasing the famous milestones in Mandela’s life as leader of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement. A truly special experience and a great way to begin the inspirational Leadership unit for our junior students.

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