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MEDIA WORKSHOP - ODE TO AFRICA

BY Megan Potgieter

On 24 May, we welcomed back Riebeek Old Girl, poet and writer, Olwethu Mxoli, for a fantastic media workshop on the wonders of writing and editing. For the first activity, we were told to think of a room with an object and three people and then write a poem about it. Most of the girls found this nerve wracking, yet exciting, especially those there for the first time. The next activity involved a few ice breakers. We were given numbers and had to look for the person with the same number to introduce ourselves. After everybody got to know a bit more about each other, we wrote a poem about connections. It was great to see the many interpretations the girls had. Our last activity was definitely the girls' favourite. We each contributed a line to a poem titled 'An Ode To Africa.' Thank you to all those who attended and to Olwethu Mxoli for her amazing workshop. Thanks also go to Mrs Gerber and Megan Potgieter for organizing.
An Ode To Africa
You are the beginning of all life
a symphony we call home
A land of colour and culture bursting at the seams
People singing of hope and their heritage
They are rooted in their traditions
A flaming horizon, over the bay
Umgqusho wafts towards me
Woman chant, children praise
Africa
Mother of all

 June 04, 2018
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