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The Facilities Management team from Camps Bay High School honoured one of their own this morning by planting trees; Carol Lawrence lost her battle to COVID-19.


Cape Town, South Africa (01 December 2020) – COVID-19 has touched the lives of so many people. Including the staff at Camps Bay High School. Carol Lawrence was part of the Facilities Management Team working as a general assistant.

Sadly Carol lost her battle to COVID-19 on the 28th of July 2020. The school and team were devastated by the loss.

The Western Cape Education Department and the Centre for Conservation Education ran an initiative in September for Arbour Month, encouraging schools to use trees in honour of the teachers and staff at their schools.

“This year, we suggest schools plant a tree in honour of their teachers who work tirelessly under difficult conditions during COVID-19. With over 2 000 indigenous trees in South Africa to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.”

Camps Bay High School decided to use their trees to honour Carol. They were given two Karee (Rhus Lancea) trees to plant in memory of Carol. They planted the trees but were unable to host a small gathering until today.

“This morning, the entire Facilities Management team from Camps Bay High School gathered at one of the trees, wearing black armbands, and observed a minute of silence to remember Carol and others who have fallen to COVID-19 or as victims of Gender-Based Violence.” – Camps Bay High School

Carol will live on with each new leaf and one day, students at the school will take refuge beneath the tree, cooling off on hot days or sheltering from the rain. Trees are a beautiful tribute to someone who has left us. We know Carol’s family will take great comfort in this tribute.

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