Photo: Trinityhouse Schools / Facebook

Trinityhouse: Two pupils reportedly hospitalised following camp incident

It is believed that the pupils were bitten by a venomous snake at an area in Brits, North West.


Photo: Trinityhouse Schools / Facebook

Reports have surfaced about another camping incident, this time involving two Grade 8 pupils from a Trinityhouse school, who were injured during a camping trip in Brits, North West.

Trinityhouse camp incident: This is what we know

According to SABC News reporter, Maageketla Mohlabe, Trinityhouse — a private school group — confirmed, in a statement, an incident that befell two of their pupils.

It is believed that the pupils were bitten by a venomous snake at an area in Brits, North West. Fortunately, the school confirmed that the pupils survived the ordeal and are currently recovering well at Milpark Hospital.

“The prognosis for recovery is good and we are relieved that what could have been a life-threatening incident, was well managed,” Trinityhouse indicated in a statement.

Could Brits be a dangerous area for school camp trips?

This is the second time, in a span of a week, that we’ve heard of an incident of this nature reported from Brits. The North West town is often recognised for its fertile soil. Some of the best citrus, grain and vegetable produce comes from Brits but lately, it has also garnered notoriety as a no-go zone for pupils.

A lodge in the North West town is currently at the centre of an investigation into the death of a Grade 8 pupil from Parktown Boys’ High.

13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi lost his life taking part in a rafting activity on the Crocodile River. His death has become the subject of controversy and the school’s principal, Malcolm Williams, was suspended by the Gauteng Education Department, on Friday.

Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, revealed that preliminary findings in the forensic investigation suggest that Mpianzi’s death could have been avoided and that there is a lot more the school ought to account for.

“We have concluded that the principal is the delegated authority with the responsibility for the safety of our learners in schools and thus we have taken a decision to immediately suspend the principal of Parktown Boys’ and serve him with a suspension letter in order for the investigation to proceed without hindrance,” he said.