Margaret Hirsch recently visited the learners of Dalpark Secondary School, in Brakpan, to tell them about her life story and how hard she has had to work to get to where she is today.
The children listened to her every word as she spoke about how important hard work and studying is. This came at a very important time when the learners are busy with their mid year exams. She demonstrated to them that if they want something in life then they have to go and get it and take what they learn in school to improve their lives for a better future.
Margaret then announced the essay competition for the learners. They have 2 months to submit an essay to Mrs Kanagan, the social teacher. The winner will win R5 000, the second runner up will win R3 000 and the third runner up will win R1 000.
Captain Lusha Govender and Sargent Faith Ntuli of the Brakpan SAPS was also on hand to tell the children about studying hard and to stay away from certain areas around their school for their own safety.
Margaret then took the Grade 8 girls and spoke to them about abstinence and the importance of staying in school and finishing their education. She explained that women everyday are paving the way for better opportunities for them and their future. She spoke to them about how important it is not to miss a day of school and that studies are the foundation for a better future for them and their families. Mrs Hirsch is known to educate females about the importance of their sanitary needs and that it should not hold them back from going to school every day. She then handed out the reusable sanitary towels for their benefit. The sanity towels are reusable for up to 5 years and that it will help them complete their schooling.
Margaret will visit the school in again in August to hand over the prizes for the Essay Competition and to follow up on the grade 8’s girls.