“Roses are red, violets are blue, some poems rhyme, others don’t.”
Romantic poems, Lionel Richie songs on repeat and a general rise in sugar levels can only mean ONE thing. Love is in the air and Valentine’s Week has arrived.
The week was sure to hold excitement and surprises in abundance as the learners of Worcester Gymnasium got starry-eyed and spirited.
A hilarious auction was held on Tuesday, 12 February, where some hot commodities were auctioned off. With hot commodities, I mean 8 learners of Worcester Gymnasium of course. To the backdrop of soothing Steri-Stumpis and booming music – bids went flying. A lucky learner, Ané Le Roux got auctioned off at a magnificent price of R91!
The highest bidders were treated to a delightful picnic with the learners of their choice amidst a cool breeze and warm conversation.
The highlight of the week strikes on Thursday, 14 February when the Day of Love hits Worcester Gymnasium’s grounds. Cupids – in character from head to toe- will personally deliver letters written by the learners of our school. From friends to secret admirers, these love notes are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces!
Happy Love Day is also a feature of this week, where the learners get funky in red accessories. Even the building itself will be hit by the love bug, as balloons, streamers and hearts in abundance deck the Gimmie Halls!
Of course, an event on everyone’s lips (and hopefully to-do list) is the annual Valentine’s Ball which will be held on Friday, 15 February at 19:00 in the school hall. This glamorous event is enough to make any heart melt and any hips sway. This year’s theme is “A Masked Ball in Venice” and it promises to be a magnificent, dazzling event as we journey through our imaginations from the dance-floor, to a night on the streets of the picturesque city of Venice. Magical!
At Worcester Gymnasium, we value the true importance of Valentine’s Day. It’s not just about the presents or chocolates but rather about showing love and appreciation to the people in our lives.
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Week and in the words of The Beatles – all you need is love! (although oxygen would be good too.)