Youth Day

Youth Day, a public holiday on the 16th of June commemorates The Soweto Uprising of 1976 where high school Students from Sowetan schools protested in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. An estimated 20,000 students took part in the protest. Many were killed during the demonstration.

This year, Kempton Park learners wore school uniforms to honour the day. Part of the celebrations included watching the movie SARAFINA and playing a “Guess Who” competition where learners and staff came with photos of themselves as their younger selves and other learners had to guess who was in the picture. It was a fun and memorable day and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Anathi Msolo
Academy Supervisor
Kempton Park