Generation Schools Hermanus held their annual Amazing Race on Friday morning 11 January in blustery conditions, which developed into the gale-force winds that later in the day fuelled the outbreak of fires in the Overstrand.

With no hint yet of what was to come, nine teams set off, each consisting of seven to nine students from the 12 to 15-year-old class. The race focuses on teambuilding, tourism and history. Furthermore, it allows new students at the school to mingle with fellow-students and make new friends.

The teams started off from the school at
08:45, completing a number of tasks throughout the Hermanus CBD, on the cliff path and
at the Marine Pool, where they braved the
cold water.

The last leg of the race was the trip back to school, where students reviewed what they had learnt during the course of the outing. Sadly, this was cut short as the school was evacuated shortly after, due to the fires.

“Barry Hilton’s ‘Nou gaan ons braai’ market stall was one of the stops on Generation Schools Hermanus’ Amazing Race on Friday. The teams were each required to have a photo taken with the local celebrity. From left are Holly Vermaak, Tamryn Kirby, Leigh Taylor, Barry Hilton, Oscar Knight, Dominique Cave and Nikas Engelbrecht. In front is Aviv Sebbag.

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