As I've mentioned before, it is Aqeedah's last year on primary school. Last week and Friday her life skills teacher, Mrs Jones, took them on an excursion to Robben Island. She was very excited but apprehensive too because she feared getting sea sick.
For those who do not know, Robben Island was the place where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for over 25 years of his life, and was later released to become the first black and democratically elected president of South Africa. It is an island located in Table Bay, seven kilometres off the coast of Cape Town.
Robben Island draws thousands of tourists every year. A visit to this National monument would shed light on the circumstances and habitat of the apartheid prisoners held during that time. It is also a place that is now synonymous with leaders and the struggle of freedom in South Africa.
I have added links to my post, the sites are very informative if you're wanting to glean more information with regards to this topic. The link to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom, is most certainly an engrossing read. Enjoy!!