Published on 30th January 2018

DRUMMIES

  • Taylim Prince, Cape Town, 2017.

    Taylim Prince is a grade 6 pupil, and one of the more senior members, who has been part of the drum majorettes team for 5 years.

  • Values, Responsibility and Caring, Cape Town, 2017.

    There is an intense practice schedule for the drum majorettes team, who practices in various locations around the school depending on court and field availability. The paved quads around the school are decorated with lessons and specific words to help children recap lessons and emphasise specific values.

  • Dernika Williams, Cape Town, 2017.

    At 5, Dernika Williams is the youngest member of the drum majorettes team. She practices constantly during class and school breaks.

  • Blue Court, Cape Town, 2017.

    The school has one sports court, which is used by all the sports teams. The drummies have to be supervised when using this court, there are active gangs present around the periphery of the schools property.

  • Catch up, Cape Town, 2017.

    The school gates leading onto the field have to remain locked at all times, access is supervised by the teachers. Barbed wire surrounds the periphery, but theft is still a problem.

  • Jo-dean Martin and Ashnique Paulse, Cape Town, 2017.

    Jo-dean Martin, who is the ‘drummies’ team ‘leader, and Ashnique Paulse, the team ‘sub-leader’ wear pink and white busbys, signalling their senior positions in the team.

  • Large drill practice, Cape Town, 2017.

    There is an intense practice schedule for the drum majorettes team, who practices in various locations around the school depending on court and field availability

  • Keasher Malgas, Cape Town, 2017.

    Keasher Malgas waits in the team’s kitroom before practice. They store their uniforms and equipment in a space in the school garage space, which is also used as the changing room for the team. The team’s busbys (the specialised hats) are kept safe in plastic containers.

  • Themeline Mentoor, Amber Matthews, Ra’eesha Maneveldt and Keashar Malgas, Cape Town, 2017.

    Themeline Mentoor, Amber Matthews, Ra’eesha Maneveldt and Keashar Malgas. On one of the schools outer fields, sometimes used for drill practice.

  • Tammy-Lee Banies, Cape Town, 2017.

    Tammy-Lee Banies is grade 6, and is one of the senior members of the team.

  • Drummies Boots, Cape Town, 2017.

    The girls are required to have their own boots, which they need to have specially made. They are the most expensive item of equipment the girls are required to own.

DRUMMIES

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