Jacaranda School of Orphans has wrapped up a year of pleasant surprises by honouring the heroes that carried its flag even beyond the borders.
In a festive thank-you note, Jacaranda director Marie Da Silva described the year ending as one of “surprises, developments and success”.
The surprises include Standard 6 pupil John Samson who met Queen Elizabeth II in London after winning the Royal Commonwealth Junior Essay competition. Others are sister singers Grace and Madalo Million who performed alongside Noisettes at the pre-Olympics music celebrations in the British Capital.
For the sister singers, it was a continuation of the journey which started when they shared the stage with the UK group at the Lake of Stars three years ago.
Jacaranda students also took Blantyre Arts Festival by storm when they showcased solar-powered lamps. According to Silva, all of them are able to read and have light in their homes thanks to the training they had.
Jacaranda has 412 pupils.