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Hockey tour 2016: Day three

All the news from day three of the Bryanston hockey tour to South Africa, including a visit to the Pebbles Project and a match against Pinelands School.

This Friday was one of the most anticipated days of the trip: going to meet the people of the Pebbles Project, which seeks to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged farming communities. We got up early and headed to the day care centre where they look after the children of the farm workers. This was one of the charities for which pupils had raised money prior to the tour, and when we got there most Bryanston girls also added extra gifts and toys. We then looked round their facilities and eventually met the children. Our girls were fantastic with the children, playing with them and entertaining them, as well as helping the project staff pack their school bags. Pebbles Project were incredibly grateful and our girls got a lot out of meeting the children and seeing where their money would be going.

That afternoon we headed to Pinelands School where we played our second match with the most incredible backdrop of Table Mountain. The girls played brilliantly and the Seniors drew 0-0 and the Juniors won 1-0. The goal came from Martha and the ‘Man of the Match’ was Libby for the U18s and Martha for the U16s.