Honours Award - 2020 Matric Class
Honours Award to the pupil or pupils for outstanding performances which have brought honour to the school. || This a very prestigious award that can go to an individual, but more often goes to a group of boys who have brought recognition and great honour to the school. Past winners have been the Vocal Ensemble, the cast of Shrek, the 1st XV rugby team after having an outstanding season or the Maths Dept, for producing outstanding results in the UCT Maths Competition.
This year we thought of giving it to the Prefects for the way they had led the school towards the end of last year and the start of this year, but then giving it some more thought, we realized that all the matrics had played their part and that all matrics had bought in and had led by example.
It started off in August last year with the Grade 11s of 2019 (this year’s matrics) leading by example in the Gender Week, it continued in September last year with the leadership days that the matrics attended, they then had a follow up day at their own request. In the first term this year it was quite clear that the matrics had raised the bar in terms of leading the school. This was evident for all to see at the Quadrangular where so much praise was heaped on our school.
But then their year which promised so much was pulled out from underneath them. They were well on their way to becoming the best matric group ever, but were denied that opportunity. But despite this they returned to school and organised two workshops themselves in order to discuss the issue of Black Lives Matter and how this impacts on Wynberg.
This year this award goes to the whole MATRIC class for recognition of the outstanding work they had done prior to schools closing and for what was taken away from them.
Can the whole Matric group please stand? And can Sipho, the matric prefect, please receive this award on behalf of all of the matrics.