L-R: Javhar Naidoo, John Eastes, Kai Hielckert, Mr Steven Edwards, Ayabonga Mngaza, MJ Mcengwa and Sithe Fumanisa
Every year the recipients of scholarships and bursaries attend a special lunch where they are reminded to seize the incredible opportunities that they have been offered, and to remember to hold a spirit of gratitude for the opportunity to attend Kearsney through the generosity of others. Kearsney College teacher Steven Edwards (Pembroke, 2006), who was himself a scholarship recipient in his day, spoke to the boys about his experiences as a Kearsney schoolboy and how the lessons and values have moulded him into the person that he is today, and his lasting gratitude for the opportunity. The importance of understanding that with great privilege comes great responsibility was reiterated and the boys were urged to make the most of their experience at Kearsney, to be grateful for the opportunity and to seize the day.
“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – G.K. Chesterton