School Garden Pilot: Phumzile Primary School

School Garden Pilot: Phumzile Primary School

This year, Pick n Pay School Club joined forces with ‘People Who Grow Food’ (PWGF) and the Department of Education Tshwane District, to create a food garden at Phumzile Primary School in Soshanguve. PWGF is a food garden initiative to grow, feed, educate, store and...
A quick guide to your child’s vision

A quick guide to your child’s vision

When to have your child’s vision examined: The American Optometric Association recommends the following guide for childhood visual exams: children should have an eye exam by no later than 6 months old, then again by age 3, and just before starting school. School-age...
Looking after your mental health during exam season

Looking after your mental health during exam season

Can you believe we’re almost at the end of yet another year? It feels like it was just yesterday when the new academic year began. 2021 hasn’t been easy, especially for students. Exam season is taxing, no matter how well you excel in certain subjects. One of the most...
PURPOSE PARTNERS CONVERT WASTE TO GOOD

PURPOSE PARTNERS CONVERT WASTE TO GOOD

What started as a small, but impactful recycling initiative among 13 schools during lockdown, has boomed to 100 schools thanks to the involvement of new partners.  The schools are collecting yoghurt tubs which are upcycled to create 500 school desks, and in...
The Importance of Breakfast

The Importance of Breakfast

Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is an important meal for growing children. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance; better short-term memory and their overall test scores are higher as they are better able to concentrate. After waking...
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