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KDL cubs get to know the pack at orientation weekend




King David High School Linksfield (KDL) brought these words of Benjamin Mee, the zoo owner of Dartmour Zoo (made famous by the movie We bought a Zoo), to life at its Grade 8 Orientation trip.

Instead of twenty seconds, KDL gave their Grade 8s 32 hours, and they are now thriving in the jungle. Their theme this year was The Lion King.

A total of 170 Grade 8s and 35 student leaders spent two days together in an introduction to what will be the best five years of their lives. It was jampacked with fun activities, useful tips, and tricks.

They left for Bronkhorstspruit as strangers, and came back as part of the KDL pride. KDL cubs were exposed to the seven committees that represent the school’s seven pillars it stands on. They were also introduced to the heads of the school.

They got to know each other and ran around at night as if they were the kings and queens of the jungle. They danced and sang, and had hundreds of twenty second moments. Student leaders showed them how “One day, this will all be theirs”, and encouraged them to make the most of it.

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