2020 KEHS Prefects. Ready to shift expectations.

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.” - David Polis

Leadership development is one of the building blocks of our schooling model at King Edward High School. We take immense pride in the moulding and guiding of our young minds. The 2020 prefect group came together to start the year in the best possible way with friends, in the mountains and with a challenge to overcome.

We took our young leaders to spend some time in the Garden Castle Wilderness Area. Having to be totally self-sufficient and carrying our own hiking packs, we explored various life lessons while hiking in this beautiful part of the Southern Drakensburg.

We had fun while crossing gushing rivers, abseiling, laughing and hiking. Our lectures and discussions were held in the stony grip of Pillar Cave overlooking the beautiful Mashai Pass, giving the prefect camp an edge never before experienced.

The physical effort required to navigate and go about daily routine while on a hike of this nature ensured that our students were constantly being pushed out of their comfort zones. We facilitated new challenges and problem solving activities, ensuring personal growth through expansion of their reference experiences.

A paradigm change is what we are aiming towards. By shifting expectations and boundaries as we face our fears, the 2020 prefect group is ready to shift perceptions and limitations.

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