Fish Hoek High School principal shares a message about students’ who launched lockdown businesses and charities – welcomes them to adulthood.
Fish Hoek, South Africa (14 September 2020) – The Fish Hoek High School principal, Mr Fish, was approached by a group of grade 12 students asking if he could help them get their business of the ground. The teens used their down-time during the lockdown to launch an apparel business.
Their hope was to gift Mr Fish a hoody and have him promote the business on the school’s social media pages. He was inspired by their business and started working on a speech for the next assembly.
While Mr Fish was preparing his assembly speech, a grade 8 student that had launched a non-profit organisation using ecobricks, was sent to his office.
It was then he became inspired to share their stories with the parents and past students on social media. Mr Fish explained how parents and teachers work to gently guide children into young adults, preparing them for life outside of school.
He said that even though many teens feel frustration by being “held back” by the adults in their lives, taking it slow and gently going into life is the best approach. Mr Fish then went on to congratulate the teens that inspired him, stating they were well on their way to becoming well-rounded, successful adults.
Take a look at his speech below.