The annual flashmob of the ‘Uppies’ has caught the attention of many and for all the right reasons.
The learners at High School Upington broke out into song and dance last week. Social media users loved the video.
According to Annekie Teesen from High School Upington, the matrics of each year decide on the choreography and music for the annual flashmob.
“We have been doing the flashmob dance every year. The matrics of each year are responsible for the dance routine as well as the music. The Grade 8’s are taken through the flashmob routine during their Grade 8 initiation,” Teesen said.
She furthermore said in some instances, they would get the entire school to participate, but due to Covid-19, they have not been able to do so.
The learners were out to give it their all and danced to songs like Hakuna Matata, Mphe Die Hoenor en Shake it off.
The matric group also performed exceptionally well in the exam, with several learners achieving seven distinctions and earning themselves a spot in the national top 20 achievers in the country.
We definitely agree with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, who said the Class of 2021 must be commended due to the astronomical challenges they faced.
The official matric pass rate now stands at 76.4% – up 0.2% from 2020.
While announcing the matric results of 2021, Motshekga reminded learners that failing matric isn’t the end of the world and that there are many opportunities that they can take advantage of. Motshekga also congratulated pupils who managed to pass.
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“Once again, let me conclude by thanking the Class of 2021. Your future is in the palm of your hands; make the correct choices. Those candidates who did not do well in the NSC exams do not despair. There are lots of life chances available. Those who wish to improve their results should enroll for the Second Chance Matric Programme. Registration into the Programme is already open and will close on 15 February 2022. You will receive support from the DBE and our partners; you won’t be left to your own vices. I wish you all the best in your youthful lives,” she said.