No Rest As De Rust Launch
Never ones to rest on their laurels, De Rust Primary celebrated their new Khanya laboratory with an official launch on 10 October 2007.
The launch event was a celebration of community with the laboratory being named after previous principal, Mr F E Abrahams, who guided the school for close on thirty years. Speaking on behalf of his father, Mr V Abrahams said that his father was delighted by this honour bestowed on him by the school and pleased that he will be remembered by the people of De Rust – a place and a people he loves with his whole heart.
Mr V Abrahams unveiled the plague commemorating his father and Mr F E Abrahams cut the ribbon, officially opening the laboratory.
Among the guests at the launch was Dr H Jacobs, EMDC Circuit Manager, who reflected in his speech on the changes in technology over the past ten years. Ms C Barkhuizen, Khanya’s EMDC Co-ordinator, was also present and she urged educators and learners to use the computers and not allow them to become ‘white elephants’ such as the statue of one in De Rust’s main road.
Guests were moved by the school choir’s performance and the light-hearted look at technology bridging the generation gap in an innovative puppet show. The highlight of the launch, however, was for the guests to witness the skills already acquired by the learners as they participated in a demonstration lesson in the laboratory.
Positive and enthusiastic, learners and educators at De Rust Primary are determined to make technology work for them. This launch event is just that - a start that will propel them to even greater heights.