Usually there would be World Games Day, where each grade selects a different country and then produces food or invents games inspired by that land and culture. Imagine a carnival of global flavours and tastes and small town families connected in the shared fun of it all. Usually there would be Potjiekos Evening, where parents, students and teachers spend the day together, cooking stews over coals, next to open fires, sharing stories and recipes and loud laughter. While smiling guest judges huddle and nod meaningfully as they decide on who’ll win the champion pot and the rugby field is filled with a jubilant community and fire smoke catching sunlight through trees and people eating meals made with love, like one great big united family. These events and many others are the usual methods that fund Laërskool Buffeljagsrivier and keep it running.

But nothing is usual at the moment.

So, in the spirit of the famous Afrikaans saying ” ‘n boer maak n plan ” the wonderful staff at this one of a kind South African country school have taken it upon themselves to make that plan. Every Friday, until further notice, you will find the staff at the school under the veranda, next to the tennis court, preparing a meal together to help raise funds for their school and their pupils. If you live close by you can help the school simply by buying yourself some lunch. Each Friday it’s something different, but always for the same reason.

See what’s on the menu this Friday ♡ Laerskool Buffeljagsrivier