SOS Africa Kids Blog >

Heritage Day History / Art Lesson

24 Sep 2017

Blog - Heritage Day 1.jpg

24 September, South Africa's National Heritage Day was firstly known as Shaka Day, in commemoration of the Zulu King, Shaka.
 He was the legendary Zulu King who united disparate Zulu clans into a cohesive nation. Every year people gather at King Shaka's grave to honour him on this day. The SOS Africa children in the Western Cape found a very creative way to pay tribute to the great King Shaka!
Elvino will explain how you dress like Shaka : 

Blog - Heritage Day 2.jpg

Melray and Zusakhe explain an essential part of the ZULU culture...

Blog - Heritage Day 3.jpg

Linden demonstrates the ferocious Zulu Warrior pose - is he or is he not ready for battle?!

Blog - Heritage Day 4.jpg

Nathan, Janco and Lwazi prepare for battle...

Blog - Heritage Day 5.jpg

Britney and Benecia sing the war cries whilst Raynick practices her warrior pose... 

Blog - Heritage Day 6.jpg

This is lesson we won't forget! We had so much fun and hope you've enjoyed reading about it. HAPPY HERITAGE DAY SOUTH AFRICA!

Blog - Heritage Day 7.jpg

 A GREAT BIG HUGE thanks goes out to Madeleine, the Aftercare Manager in the Western Cape, who somehow manages to create the most wonderful things from rubbish! Our recycling Queen!

 

Comments (2)

  1. No comments yet (comments may be awaiting moderation).

Please note that any offensive or inappropriate comments will be removed.

All comments require approval before appearing on the site.

< Back to the news list

Recent Blog Posts:

  1. SOS Africa Western Cape Superheroes Christmas Party

    SOS Africa Western Cape Superheroes Christmas Party

    Welcome to our end of year Awards Ceremony! The children chose "Superheros" as our theme and it could not have been more apt for they really have been superheroes this year...

  2. SOS Africa Beach Clean Up Day

    SOS Africa Beach Clean Up Day

    The SOS Africa staff, children and parents all descend on Strand Beach for a big "Beach Clean Up Day" to help protect the local environment...

  3. We Stand in Solidarity for the Victims of COVID-19

    We Stand in Solidarity for the Victims of COVID-19

    SOS Africa's Western Cape staff and children join South African's across the world and stand in solidarity to honour the victims of COVID-19...