Laughter and fun at Tantyi Language Festival


Grade R teacher Luleka Vabaza organises the annual event. Photos: Sue Maclennan

Tantyi Primary held their annual reading day at the school on Friday 15 September.

Organised by Grade 1 teacher Luleka Vabaza, children from Grade R to Grade 6 took part, reading and performing poetry in isiXhosa and English, with the Grade 6 pupils doing storytelling – Intsomi yesiXhosa – and performing short plays.

Vabaza said the annual festival, in September, was part of a project to encourage children to read, write and speak both English and isiXhosa.

Grade 6 pupils Asive Heathcote and Sibulele Molly had an audience of parents, grandparents and neighbours exclaiming, gasping and laughing as they told their Intsomi yesiXhosa.

Khazimla Ngqoyiya (Grade 5) reads aloud.

Grade 6 pupils Chuma Malo, Asive Heathcote and Anam Zonke perform a play.

Tantyi Lower Primary pupils perform a dance during the school’s annual language festival.

Aziwe Tadele (5) enjoys the show alongside school cook Janet Maki and Grade R teacher Bongiwe Sifunda.

Parents Lungelwa Fuyani (with Lisakhanya Fiyani, 15 months) and Ethel Ngeleza.

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