Children at St Augustine Primary School in Parow danced on Wednesday after receiving food and sensory books.
To mark World Food Day, on Friday October 16, a skincare company partnered with the non-profit GROW Educare Centres to pledge R500 000 for the next six months to support a children’s nutrition programme.
Each child received a sensory Georgie Porgie Busy book donated by the Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation. The children then did the Jerusalema dance challenge before receiving a box of food from the Lunchbox Fund.
St Augustine is supported by Living Through Learning literacy programme.
St Augustine principal Moira Morton said the school has over 1 000 children from all walks of life. Some come from as far away as Philippi as they believe St Augustine is a better school than those in their area.
“We’ve been working with Living Through Learning for years and appreciate gifts and hand-outs like this,” she said.