Interact at Maritzburg College
The Interact Society at Maritzburg College currently involves pupils who give of their time voluntarily. Interact stands for "Service Above Self". We are also under the guidance of the Azalea Rotary Club of Pietermaritzburg.
The Four-way Test for all Interactors is:
* Is it the truth?
* Is it fair to all concerned?
* Will it build goodwill and better friendship? *
* Will it be beneficial to all concerned? *
ASSISTING WITH THE JOSEPH BAYNES CHILDREN'S HOME GALA
During the course of the second term Interact was approached by the Salvation Army Joseph Baynes Children’s Home to organise and run their annual Gala. The home which looks after 82 children from new born to 18yrs , has a lovely swimming pool and their gala has become an event none of the kids want to miss out on. We had stunning weather on the day and ALL 82 kids participated in the gala either as spectators or swimmers. With the assistance of their Social Worker, Interact was responsible for drawing up the race lists, dividing the kids into their respective relay teams, keeping a scoreboard, physically helping some of the younger kids to swim and basically have a lot of fun in their pool.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we ended the afternoon with cakes and cool drinks. Captain Doubell, Head of the home, has already booked the Interact group for 2015 as the kids all had such a wonderful time !
DELIVERING ROSES TO THE ELDERLY ON VALENTINE'S DAY
ASSISTING WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VEGETABLE GARDEN FOR A PENSIONER AND HER 15 CHILDREN