The Western Cape has more than one million students who started school in 2020

Times have changed but not much, there were smiles and frowns all around, a mashup of emotions for the new learners who started “big School’ on Wednesdays as Grade 1.

We visited Goodwood Park Primary where the learners were mostly excited to start their school year.

Teachers welcomed the kids with comforting hugs and parents helped to seat the learners at their desks in class.