“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference”.Nelson Mandela
In commemorating Nelson Mandela yesterday Oakhill focused significant efforts on being Pavement Proud in collaboration with Revive Knysna and Lagoonview Landscaping to ensure a safer and improved approach to our school starting from Main Road, up Hospital Hill to the front entrance of the school at Kloof & Uitsig Street. In preparation of this project, Oakhill with Lagoonview Landscaping, in consultation with neighbours and Pledge Park, removed the overgrown and invasive alien plants clearing the area and facilitating the canvas for the planting of the new indigenous garden, as kindly conceptualised by Esther Townsend.
Revive Knysna and our Oakhill Grade 8 & 9 students actively engaged in planting this area as part of their Mandela Day community service yesterday. Together they planted water wise and low maintenance plants that will naturally enhance the area. As an EcoSchool, Oakhill is committed to “educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world”.
Oakhill is very appreciative of the support and pledges by our families, past pupils and friends of Oakhill of this wonderful engagement. Thank you!
Oakhill will be continuing these efforts into the future. If you are an avid gardener or would still like to support this ongoing Oakhill initiative, please get in touch. To support Revive Knysna directly with their wonderful enhancements in Knysna we encourage you to get involved or donate directly on www.reviveknysna.co.za.