A massive thank you to you, Andrew, and Christo. The group absolutely loved the session!!!!
I had the great privilege of speaking to Christo Brand yesterday about his experiences as a prison warder for Nelson Mandela and the amazing friendship they developed. Andrew and Clementine, our Sixth Form students, were brilliant with their interview. A truly inspiring experience.
Our boys will really have benefited from speaking to Christo and to you, and it is an experience of great meaning that I hope they will not forget. I hope it will be possible to repeat it next year!
It was a great thrill to meet with Christo yesterday. The pupils were transfixed by Christo’s stories and the remarkable insights into the life of Nelson Mandela. The session was wonderfully conceived and well-structured and I am grateful to you, both for facilitating the event and juxtaposing the lives of Christo and Nelson Mandela in this very accessible way.
The session prefaced a wider discussion around the evils of Apartheid and recent South African history and your resources were useful in this respect.
I am sure that the session will live long in the memory of all that attended the event. I look forward to repeating it in the future.
Wow, what an amazing morning for Josie and her classmates! Such a special time spent with Christo. It was almost surreal to be in the presence of Christo, and to think that he was such a big part of history. It is an incredible story! Thank you so much – this will be something the kids will never forget!
It was a fascinating talk, very powerful. Please pass on my thanks and greetings to Christo – it was an honour. – Dale Harrison
Thanks again for a stellar event last night – Christo was wonderful and our whole community loved getting to hear his story.
I just want to thank both yourself and Christo for Thursday’s amazing Workshop. It was truly inspiring and thought provoking. I would encourage the both of you to keep Nelson Mandela’s story of love for all, hope for freedom and equality for all South Africans and the importance of education for all, alive.
The pupils absolutely loved it and I hope that you gauged that their unscripted questions lasted for 30 minutes. A true sign of how much they find the story of this humble man, so inspiring.
On behalf of my form group at Latymer Upper School I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible journey you took us on this afternoon. It was a fantastic experience for myself and my form group to hear your life with Mr Mandela.
The feedback from faculty and students was great. They really enjoyed it and wished that you could have been in person! I told them that doing it virtually was probably much better because we never could have afforded the plane tickets!