A new schoolhouse was soon built on
very the same site, and by 1921, the school had up to 137 pupils. It operated
until 1987 when it was closed, mainly due to low enrolment as newer schools
opened in the area.
As a keen runner, one of my favourite
pictures featured is the race leaving the gates. I have lived in Cape Town for
the past eight years, and have taken part in three of the Constantia Grape
runs, which take you through the Vineyards of Uitsig. The sweeping views over
Cape Town are just breathtaking and as an ex pat, I just can’t believe that a
boy from Bristol in the UK is lucky enough to see this. The image is running in
the same place as the Grape run takes you at the start. I also love the classic
schoolboy sports image of the rugby team, taken in 1960!
I hope that you enjoy these wonderful
images from the schools glorious past and you can read more about this
wonderful buildings incredable history by visiting the Open Door website, by
clicking here.Article originally posted at: Curious Objects, September 11th 2016
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