On 16 June, we commemorate the bravery of the youth of 1976. The freedom to equal education came at the price of the courageous youth who fought for a better future for themselves and those who follow. It is up to our youth today to make the most of the opportunities presented to them as well as continuing to fight for what is right and holding the importance of education in high regard. The Soweto Uprising is a marker of importance, a historical event that should always encourage our youth to stand up against injustice and reform laws and regulations if they are deemed felonious in the growth and empowerment of their future, particular those laws which hold back the progress of black and POC youth.
One of our grade 8 students, Aqiyla Bowers has written a powerful poem about Youth Day which highlights the suffering and boldness that embodies the Soweto Uprising.