Grade 8 Newboys Walk - St Andrew's College

Grade 8 Newboys Walk

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Grade 8 Newboys Walk

The New Boys Walk returned to Boknes and Bushmans’ beaches on Sunday. Last year, with the beaches’ closure due to Covid 19, we had to break from tradition and move inland, but fortunately, that wasn’t the case this year. The boys enjoyed the opportunity of taking a stroll down the beach with feet in the sand and sunshine overhead.

The first week of high school can be a bit of a whirlwind for most grade 8s. The New Boy Walk serves as an opportunity for boys to get away from the hustle and bustle of campus and take the day to get to know their peers and build on the relationships with their Tutors and Mentors of their House.

The walk from Boknes to Bushmans’ is about 8km, and once reaching the Bushmans’ River Mouth, pupils are welcomed with much-appreciated watermelon, Boerewors rolls and refreshments. It wasn’t long before the students, and their tutors found themselves taking advantage of the cold water with a swim in the river. I hope that our boys enjoyed their first taste of the Eastern Cape outdoors and the beauty it has to offer.

Thank you to all staff who accompanied the boys along the walk, our incredible drivers who always transport us safely and a special thank you to Mr Pete Andrew who took the time to join and help braai.