The Goostrey Rose Festival committee has supported visits from  Elizabethfontein Primary School in South Africa since it’s twinning with  Goostrey Community Primary School in 2004. This on-going relationship with the  school is so very important as many villagers love to watch the children dance as  the main attraction on Rose Day when they visit every 3 years. In turn the  children who take part, together with pupils back at the school, are inspired by  the trip to Goostrey to achieve their goal in life.  

The South African children were due to visit last year in 2020 but had to cancel  due to the pandemic.The school however did make a huge contribution to the  celebrations for Rose Day @ Home and sent over a video about their  relationship with Goostrey and it’s school and the Rose Festival. The audio from  this video was a main feature of the coverage of the event on Dane Sound Radio.  Elizabethfontein School even held their own Rose Day and also entered the Rose  Day @ Home competitions from afar.  

We can help the children from Elizabethfontein this year by donating to provide  necessities like soap, blankets, school bags and uniforms. It will also help supply  food parcels for families of pupils who live in remote farming areas.  

For information please call/text Kate Hext on 07818 425839  

or you can donate using the Just Giving link below.  utm_id=2&utm_term=QPywpnEaW



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