A group of Vision Afrika learners have learned that taking risks can pay off after going on an outing to an ice rink in Cape Town during the school holidays.
About 28 Grade 9 students took part in the day out to GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in the Mother City. Many were both excited and scared once they arrived at their destination as they had never been ice skating before. But the aim of the event was to put them in a real-world situation to help them learn what can be gained from facing their fears.
Most of the learners found the experience to be great fun, but one girl was terrified. By the end of the session, however, she found that, with the help and support of the facilitators she had actually enjoyed the experience.
She said: “I was afraid of falling over. I guess fear got the better of me at first, but once I got on the ice and started skating, I felt really good.”