Bergsig Farm School: A Photo Essay

By Becky W. Evans

Bergsig Primary is a small, rural farm school serving 61 students whose parents work on farms in Winterton, South Africa. The students line up by grade each morning and afternoon to sing songs such as the national anthem, which incorporates five of the country’s 11 official languages: Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English. Last week, I visited Bergsig (meaning “mountain view” in Afrikaans) with my husband, who taught English at the school 17 years ago. He was invited to join the students for their morning songs, while I kept busy with my camera.

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2 thoughts on “Bergsig Farm School: A Photo Essay

  1. heather

    These are great photos, Becky! Thanks for posting. I especially like the one’s of the “American visitor” playing guitar and singing with the students. He seems familiar somehow…

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