On 17 July, the Nelson Mandela Foundation had a visit from Miss Muffet Pre-Primary School pupils aged three to six. They were accompanied by the principal of the school, Ms Jabulile Buthelezi, and assisted by three teachers.
The children watched the comic series on Nelson Mandela in the auditorium, which they found very interesting. The group was guided through the temporary and permanent exhibitions at the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Sophia Molelekoa, Ogone Phetlhu and Ann-Young Maharaj from the archives team. The children were well-informed for their age and knew about uTata Madiba.
They were very excited to see Madiba’s post-presidential office, which is part of the permanent exhibition, and decided spontaneously to recite a poem on Madiba.
The last stop was the old Humber, the car that was used in the movie based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, parked at the back of the building. This was undoubtedly one of the highlights for the pre-schoolers and the noise level increased considerably at the sight of the old car. After a few more pictures and two more poems the group were ready to set off back to school.
The visit was very enjoyable for the school as well as the archives team.