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ISSUE 22

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BLUE THREAD Issue 22

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photographer SEMICKA GROVES

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photographer JANDR ERASMUS designer JANDR ERASMUS

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HELLO GOODBYE 008 FOUR ONE ONE 030 B O B 044 FASHION 052 TRENDING 064

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photographer ANYA MARX designer HANNA VAN ZYL

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Hanna van Zyl

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photographer HANNA VAN ZYL designer JANDR ERASMUS

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photographer REECE ELS designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN

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photographer BENRICO KROG

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photographer BENRICO KROG designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN

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photographer HANNA VAN ZYL designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN

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fotograaf SEMICKA GROVES joernalis JENNA BRITZ ANYA MARX ontwerper HANNA VAN ZYL Ligloop manne Ontmoet ons nuwe adjunkhoof Parel Vallei manne julle beter julle sokkies optrek letterlik voordat ons nuwe adjunkhoof julle by die ore vasvat Hy was n plaasseuntjie met n droom om onderwyser te word en hy het skoolgegee vir plaaswerkers se kinders in die perdestalle gedurende skoolvakansies Hy was n leerder van Paul Roos Gimnasium en later ook n onderwyser daar Hy was onlangs op soek na n bevorderingsgeleentheid by n skool met dieselfde etos en reputasie as waar hy was n skool met dinamika Daardie skool was ons Parel Vallei Hy is baie opgewonde om deel te wees van so n goeie en dinamiese skool Hy het n spesifieke visie vir ons skoolkultuur ons waardes en ons dissipline Meneer Basson dink Parel Vallei het baie potensiaal en vir hom gaan dit oor die waarde wat hy kan toevoeg en die verskil wat hy in ons skool kan maak Sy missie is om meer en meer leerders in die omgewing te oorreed om Parel Vallei te kies as hul skool eerder as om op n bus te klim Stellenbosch toe Snelvuurvrae Vreemde feit My pa is een van n tweeling ek is een van n tweeling en ek self het n tweeling Gunsteling kos Matige soet kerrie Gunsteling geskiedkundige figuur CS Lewis Ideale vakansie bestemming Skotse Hooglande

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fotograaf SEMICKA GROVES joernalis ANYA ROSENSTRAUCH ontwerper HANNA VAN ZYL Juffrou Schmidt Sy sit die tekstuur in argitektuur Juffrou Anke Schmidt Parel Vallei se nuwe Tegnologie en IGO juffrou kom van die Jakarandastad af Sy het gematrikuleer aan Clapham High School waar op dese aarde is dit en haar gunsteling vak is nog al die jare Kuns Sy het n graad in Vermaaklikheidstegnologie Argitektuur en natuurlik ook in Onderwys Sy het ook al op verskeie plekke skool gegee en is baie entoesiasties oor haar vak Juffrou geniet dit om knus onder n warm kombers voor n gesellige kaggelvuur te sit veral wanneer dit koud is op 28 Junie want dan is haar verjaarsdag ekstra spesiaal Soos met alle diereliefhebbers is dit byna onmoontlik vir haar om op n gunsteling dier te besluit maar as Juffrou regtig moet kies maak n oulike klein chinchilla haar hart gelukkig Sy wil graag die w reld vol reis en die belangrikste bestemmings op haar bucketlist is Venesi die mooiste stad in Itali asook ook Ysland die land van vuur en ys Interessante stokperdjies hou vir Juffrou buite skooltye lekker besig waar sy honde oplei en selfs boeke illustreer Haar gunsteling kleure is rooi en swart maar ek wonder hoe voel sy oor pers Jakaranda blommetjies wat die strate volstaan in haar tuisdorp Ons almal hoop dat hierdie die begin van n voorspoedige en lang tydperk is waar juffrou Schmidt by Parel Vallei sal wees Sy het alreeds ges dat almal hier by ons skool soos familie voel en ons heet haar n warme woord van welkom toe by ons sonnige en vriendelike skolefamiliegroepie En net so knipoog knipoog tussen ons sy het al klaar haarself by ons tuis gemaak en ons het nog baie kuns om by haar te leer

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Ms Beukes Mr Schenck watch out She s coming for your dog Ever since a young age Mrs Beukes was artistic From drawing to creating she loved drama art and dance in school Sharing one s passion especially for creative arts is something that she says joins people together as they grow and learn from each other She says she would ve wanted to be a vet or a plastic surgeon but thankfully for us she is our new Design teacher Before joining Parel Vallei she worked as a Creative Arts and Design teacher at the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Cape Town Her love for teaching and the creative arts led her to explore new horizons She says that new opportunities often come quickly and unexpectedly and you have to go for it and trust your gut Some of the first things that struck her about Parel Vallei was the community spirit teamwork openmindedness talent and of course the implementation of TUNGU in the life of the school Yet none of those were the number one thing she noticed first Driven by her love of dogs Winston was the one who won her heart She says that her love of dogs specifically Winston in this instance assisted in allowing her to feel at ease in her new environment If she were to go back and give herself some advice she says she would remember not to take life too seriously She explains how you need to live your life Your school years should certainly be a time of learning and self development but not only on an academic level she says She explains how in life it is important to be honest humble and kind As she says Always be the person your dog thinks you are

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photographer SEMICKA GROVES writer STELLA SAVIDES ANYA MARX designer HANNA VAN ZYL

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fotograaf GINA TOUGH joernalis JENNA BRITZ ontwerper HANNA VAN ZYL Juffrou De Klerk Mamma duif van Parel Vallei Sy het ons gelos en was weg vir vyf jaar in Zambi met haar liefde Hy t haar voete onder haar uitgeslaan dis mos wat liefde aan n mens doen Maar iets het ontbreek in haar lewe iets baie na aan haar hart Wat kon dit wees Dit was ons Parel Vallei Sy kom van die lieflike reuke van sout en sand wag dis Strand Sy was in Ho rskool Strand en het later Menslike Lewenswetenskappe studeer vir n paar jaar Sy dink onderwyseres wees is darem verskriklik lekker Sy het n groot liefde vir Fisiese Wetenskappe maar ook kuns n Mens moet darem ook kreatiwiteit in jou lewe h Sy geniet haar kollegas en sy geniet die kinders net so baie Sy gesels met almal en sy vind baie vreugde daarin om haar leerders te leer ken hulle is soos haar babies Parel Vallei is haar tweede familie maar sy moet tog haar babies by die skool verlaat en teruggaan na haar babies by die huis Mammaduif moet mos nog haar pidgeon pair sien Na n lang dag is dit altyd lekker vir haar om te gaan sit en te droom Sy droom van n land in die vorm van n stewel met uiteenlopende en skilderagtige landskappe die land van pizza en pasta Juffrou de Klerk gaan nog eendag beslis Itali besoek Sy geniet dit om te toer en sy was reeds in Amsterdam en in vele Afrikalande Nog n droom wat sy het is om die groot bre bors gorillas in Uganda te gaan besoek En jy weet wat hulle s If you can dream it you can do it Sy is n mamma n onderwyseres en n dromer sy is juffrou de Klerk

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photographer SEMICKA GROVES writer ANYA MARX STELLA SAVIDES designer HANNA VAN ZYL Mrs Strydom We welcome PV s own personal star The woman we know as the new Public Relations Officer was once a star on South Africa s first soap opera Egoli A born and bred South African who loves a good braai she played Karin Edwards for a staggering twelve years She also played other roles such as a presenter speaker and project organiser She is also a mother and wife She often says she doesn t have a CV but rather a story The story has taken place in multiple settings across South Africa The golden thread throughout her life remains her love fo God and her family her husband and three children One of her favourite verses is 1 Corinthians 15 Because God was so gracious so very generous here I am And I m not about to let His grace go to waste Parel Vallei struck her because of the surroundings they are intriguing and captivating and she adores the beautiful mountains surrounding the neat grounds of our wonderful school Having previously lived in Johannesburg the mountains are a welcomed change When asked what her future at PV holds she states that she wants to focus on the inside of the school not the interior design but rather the people She wants to create a culture of pride in ourselves and in our school She explains how she wants to make a difference in the world There are so many opportunities small and large to make a contribution to a positive spirit in our school she says People s appreciation for the little things strikes her as even a smile goes a long way If she could go back in time and give herself advice she would have wanted to appreciate people more She explains how achievements and points pass but the value of parents teachers and peers give life meaning and significance They are able to shape and encourage you to be a better person We are so excited to welcome her to the team

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writer SARAH SWANEPOEL

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writer UNATHI MANKAHLA designer JESSICA VAN DER VYVER HANNA VAN ZYL

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photographer SEMICKA GROVES designer JANDR ERASMUS

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Montagu Montiekie Everyone loves a bit of competition Everyone loves a bit of theatre Everyone loves a school trip to a quiet town Well Montagu combines them all For years Parel Vallei students have been making the trip out to Montagu for the Montagu Youth Arts Festival This year students were apprehensive Would it still happen Would Covid cancel another tour After months of anticipation it was confirmed Montagu Covid Edition was happening Friday The excitement began at school as the bags were packed onto the bus The atmosphere was filled with excited tension What would Montagu Covid edition look like How many schools would be there How many times would Mr Spijkers say Aaargh julle put your masks back on After the long journey we arrived in the quaint town of Montagu Makeup applied hair braided it was time to perform The students checked into their rooms as Verkleurmannetjie and Dors went to their rehearsal Hansie Slim and Commercial Break joined later to cheer on their fellow students After each cast had prepared Verkleurmannetjie went first They were followed by Dors Both performances went extremely well Verkleurmannetjie received gold Dors received double gold The mood was cheerful as the students went to dinner The Burgundy Gherkin was a popular destination on the tour as it was where meals were had As the casts and crews sat enjoying a delicious dinner tension was high The question on everyone s mind Who would make it through to the ATKV finals Finally Mr Spijkers stood up Hansie Slim and Dors he announced Screams and cheers filled the room Saturday As the cast and crew of H prepared for their perfor start to the day Breakfast excitement of the previo Hansie Slim and Commer more excellent performan double gold and Commer was a small prize giving D best actress best directo Hansie Slim won best act adjudicator trophy Comm best text Both Verklerum were nominated for multip they finished and they wer left to go to the Baxter as t around Montagu enjoying joined by Miss Rohwer Mr The rest of the day in Mo springs swimming relaxin Great food great people Hansie Slim cast and crew performed their plays In the late hours of the eve Slim and Dors returned ce Sunday After an extremely eventfu morning by the pool Sw enjoying the few precious home It was a great end to Montagu Covid edition experience Special thanks casts to the crews to the t part of life and it was a pr alive We can t wait to see w

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ansie Slim and Commercial break rmance the rest enjoyed a slow t that morning was filled with the ous night Soon it was time for cial Break to perform After two nces by PV Hansie Slim receiving rcial Break receiving gold There Dors won best supporting actress or and best overall production tor best technical work and the mercial Break won best actor and mannetjie and Commercial Break ple other awards No sooner had re off again Dors and Hansie Slim the rest of the students wondered g the quiet afternoon They were rs van Wijk and even Mrs Pienaar ontagu included trips to the hot ng playing games and laughing great memories The Dors and worked hard all afternoon as they ening the gees grew When Hansie elebration ensued ul weekend the students enjoyed a wimming laughing relaxing and moments of rest before returning o a great weekend n was certainly an amazing s to everyone involved from the teachers Art is such an important rivilege to help keep this tradition what next year brings writer STELLA SAVIDES designer JANDR ERASMUS

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writer STELLA SAVIDES designer JANDR ERASMUS

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BLUE TECH THE EVOLUTION OF THE MOST ELITE RACING CHAMPIONHSIP In honour of the 71st anniversary of formula 1 racing and the recent release of the 2022 FIA F1 race car here is a brief look at the changes in this history rich sport and its cars After a hiatus in European motor racing brought about by the outbreak of World War II in 1939 rich families with adrenaline junkies had craved speed and danger These cries fell on the ears of the F d ration Internationale de l Automobile FIA and from the ashes of the war rose the phoenix of formula racing Along with it a myriad of mechanical technological and strategic developments Though still dominated by rich families formula racing as a whole has grown in its diversity Formula one consists of ten racing teams each with 2 official drivers multiple engineers and even more mechanics These 20 drivers battle it out for the Driver Championship title awarded to the driver with the most championship points at the end of the season Arguably just as important is the constructors championship title awarded to the team with the best designs and race cars Looking back it s difficult to believe that old Formula 1 cars were ever on the cutting edge of technology let alone entertaining to watch Up to 1961 racing drivers still sat behind the engines in an open cockpit wearing nothing but scratched and fogged up goggles In 1968 they luckily received the addition of helmets but purely as a way to ensure that their hair didn t get all windswept

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writer ANYA MARX designer DANAE DU TOIT CAITLIN SCHOEMAN The top speed for most 1950 f1 cars was around 254 km h almost 150 km h less than modern road cars Yet with each team s desire to be faster than the other the unfortunate fatal demise of multiple drivers and the everchanging evolution of the modern world these cars have taken a turn for the better Yet the drivers and teams passion and hard work the fans love and the glory of winning have been constant throughout every race all 1051 of them But how and why is such an old and beloved sport constantly changed Formula racing due to its very technology dependent nature changes its tune along with the modern world However all of these many reasons can be grouped into 5 main categories speed safety nature entertainment and driver equality Faster racing There has always been a deep desire for more and more speed in racing especially in races as elite as formula racing This has even led to rocket fuel and tank engines being tried and tested Endless hours of calculations went into making corners glide easier and picking up speed on the straights Fortunately for the rest of us these discoveries weren t limited to racecars and many are still key parts in modern automobiles Driver and spectator safety Originally the sides of the road were only lined with a lot of prayers a bit of hay and even less efficiency Now every circuit is lined with thick barriers to stop the cars quickly and fences to protect the stands from flying debris Heartbreakingly it was only through losing the lives of beloved drivers that a very important spotlight was placed on protection and prevention Endless amounts of safety measures have been added to the cars circuits and regulations Incontestably the most important of these measures is the development of the Halo Though originally frowned upon these metal cages covering the cockpit where the driver sits have saved the lives of many drivers easily blocking out flying chunks of debris weighing up to 12 tonnes from hitting their heads Small changes have also played a huge role like the changes in fuel capacity car designs and the addition of track speed limits especially in iconically dangerous turns Ecological impact As in tune with the political and ethical changes supported by the FIA and Formula Racing the development of making eco friendly changes has been a large part of modern racing

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writer ANYA MARX designer DANAE DU TOIT CAITLIN SCHOEMAN These developments have come quicker than the other F1 changes since these companies are already working on relieving the ecological footprint of their commercial cars Ecological footprint awareness is one of the two main focuses of the new 2022 Formula 1 car design All teams will have to use a fuel consisting of 10 Ethanol Blend called E10 as opposed to the current fuel with at least 5 75 biofuel blends Viewer pleasure and So far the difference is clearly visible but it might take a few more years to level the playing field This is the second of the aforementioned goals intended to be achieved by the 2022 Formula 1 Race Car It will certainly help give drivers the necessary help and motivation for better overtakes and more determined straights Despite all the physical and superficial changes to Formula 1 its heart and soul is the same and will remain so in the years to come continuing to inspire motivate and entertain millions around the world It s lights out and away we go championship equality For the fans the most exciting changes are those made to ensure better exciting wheel to wheel racing A sad reality is that many talented drivers are currently driving for teams with limited funds and consequently weaker cars Since there is only so much influence a driver has on the race at some point the car quality is the limit Installed in the 2021 season the FIA declared a cost cap on the expenses of racing teams limiting how much money teams are allowed to spend on research manufacturing and equipment ensuring that the weaker teams are given the opportunity to catch up Fast Facts The current record for most championship titles is held by Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton at 7 titles each Currently holding the record for most Constructor Titles is Scuderia Ferrari with 16 championships almost double the amount of Williams Racing the runner up The current world record for the quickest F1 pit stop is held by Redbull Racing switching driver Max Verstappen s tires in a mere 1 82 seconds 2019 Brazilian GP Recently Mercedes AMG driver and racing legend Lewis Hamilton became the first deiver to win 100 races in their career 2021 Russian GP

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writer ANYA MARX designer DANAE DU TOIT CAITLIN SCHOEMAN The average 2021 Formula 1 car weighs 752 kg and can reach speeds of up to 397 km h The average road car acceleration from 0 to 100 km h is about 5 or 6 seconds whereas F1 cars can do this in under 2 seconds Built in 1961 the South African racing circuit Kyalami in Johannesburg is 4 7 km long with 16 turns and was host to the South African F1 Grand Prix 18 times Interested in learning more Take a look at these websites blogs and documentaries Article 10 things you need to know about the all new 2022 F1 car on www formula1 com Blog post F1 s 70th Anniversary How have F1 cars changed since 1950 from www autosport com Documentary film 1 Life on the Limit 2013 directed by Paul Crowder Modern day documentary series Drive to Survive on Netflix Race to Perfection on SkySport

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photographer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN writer CHRISTIAN KOTZ designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN BLIND DATE It s no big deal you re a confident guy you re going to knock this out of the park I didn t feel so confident Gentlemen and Ladies all I can confidently say is that my palms were sweating my head was heavy I was just a total bundle of nerves And somehow it was still enjoyable An hour and a half in a coffeeshop with a pretty girl doesn t seem like the worst place to spend your time and at this point my earlier apprehension baffles me The coffee and conversation paired well together and Natalie s energetic persona definitely helped my nerves cool themselves down a bit Oh Natalie here s a bit about her I am Natalie Visser a Grade 11 student in Meisieskool Bloemhof Before the date I was like a cat on hot bricks but it soon turned out to be a very pleasant experience Afterwards I felt like I had conquered the world I had done it Among other things I enjoy reading debating and the outdoors After a bit of conversation a peculiar bit of information was let slip we had met before Two years ago on opposing debating teams facing off in the Western Cape debating final After pulling THAT knife from my back I was ready to forgive forget and move on with the knowledge that she could and had beat me in an argument After time sped by and we argued over who as paying I won this time and we parted ways I began realizing how fun the experience was Sometimes you just need to go back to using some old tricks to meet new people Who knows Maybe you ll find Mr Ms Right

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An interview with Andahr Cotton

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writer MICHE GRIEGO designer DANAE DU TOIT HANNA VAN ZYL

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photographer SEMICKA GROVES designer HANNA VAN ZYL

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photographer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN designer JANDR ERASMUS The Blue Thread is a magazine for the learners by the learners We believe in speaking up and doing good for our school and our community Bark of the Bulldog is a section devoted to promoting positive action in the best interest of our school environment for the learners by the learners

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fotograaf GINA TOUGH joernalis REECE ELS ontwerper HANNA VAN ZYL SORRY WHAT S YOUR NAME AGAIN The Name Badge Controversy A name badge makes identifying learners easier it allows the teachers and staff members at Parel Vallei to put a name to a face It is quite easy to lose your name badge without noticing it and when learners lose their name badge they frantically retrace all their steps in hopes of finding it because some teachers tend to react quite strictly when that badge is not sitting squarely on your blazer However the educators are just following the rules of Parel Vallei After interviewing various learners the general consensus is that name badges are a good idea when politely greeting someone and it s a good way of recognising people Our school has over a thousand learners and if a teacher wants to reprimand or compliment learners they have a better chance of identifying the learner especially while wearing a mask Most learners dislike the colour of the yellow name badges though and most prefer the simple white and blue design sorry House Nassau Parel Vallei has had a different name badge in the past though compared to what we have now which is magnetic It used to be a pin badge but the problem was that it broke it was easy to lose the butterfly of the pin and it made holes in the blazers The name badges are proving to be such a debacle that some learners are resorting to sellotaping their name badges to their blazers to prevent it from falling off After all you have to pay R50 for a compulsory new name badge so sellotape seems like the route to go Nonetheless fellow learners try your best to take care of your name badges and teachers please have name badge mercy

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THE INFAMOUS

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Rules may have been altered since the writing of this article It s raining it s pouring time for detention Wait a second detention Yes you were wearing your rain jacket in class That was blue slip number one Then you were wearing a rain jacket outside but it wasn t raining Then you didn t have your blazer at school because you were wearing your rain jacket You have now ended up in detention and you aren t really sure why Never fear You ve come to the right place Winter uniform must be worn in the second and third terms The thick navy jacket may be worn to school BUT only the school blazer is always the outer garment This is a direct quote from the Information Booklet for new learners 2021 The point of uniforms in schools is to create a sense of unity instil discipline and give the school a neat presentable image This is important with regards to adult life many jobs and careers call for specific attire Learners are expected to wear the official school uniform and to be neat and tidy at all times http www pvallei co za includes media Code of conduct pdf This is a quote from the Code of Conduct and it is very reasonable One should take pride in their appearance and in their school and aim to appear neat Blazers collared shirts and ties are especially in the working world considered neat By starting now these uniform rules are setting a standard which will probably be followed into adult life The question on everyone s mind though are rain jackets neat The uniform rules indicate the answer to be no Many of us teachers and students alike disagree If worn correctly and with the correct PV rain jacket rain jackets can be neat They are therefore a great option in winter Blazers are to be clean and are not to have any missing buttons they should always be worn as the outer garment This requirement is reasonable Yet there is no mention of the rain jacket in the Code of Conduct document nor in any other document regarding uniform This seems strange as a big deal is made of rain jackets Is this rule about rain jackets even official

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photographer HANNA VAN ZYL writer STELLA SAVIDES designer HANNA VAN ZYL The only official rule is that you have to wear your blazer as your outer garment thus making wearing your rain jacket inside or outside when it is not raining an offense Many of us wear rain jackets purely for warmth Blazers are not warm The addition of a jersey doesn t always help especially on icy mornings in August Rain jackets also act as a windbreaker On top of that our parents purchased the item so why shouldn t we be allowed to wear it The answer is simple we don t know There doesn t seem to be a concrete reason apart from those are the rules Learners are left with no option but to bring hot water bottles blankets and other items to keep warm leaving us wondering why we acquired rain jackets in the first place Surely brightly coloured items look worse than the PV rain jackets The R420 spent on an item you can barely wear seems like a waste This doesn t mean ignoring the rules but rather working to change them This doesn t sit well as it suggests we are to blindly follow rules without any thought to their origin Furthermore it seems these rules aren t official as they don t appear in the Code of Conduct This leads to further confusion as to why they are so heavily enforced especially during winter when it is cold and raining It seems like a waste of time to force learners to sit through detention for wanting to be warm At Rhenish Girls High for example their official rain jacket is included in the uniform and is allowed to be worn in winter It too is a navy blue jacket As with ours it can look neat This leads us to question if neatness and presentability is really the reason for not allowing rain jackets to be worn at school Unfortunately we as students are not in charge of the uniform at PV Therefore we have very little say over what happens with regard to it Perhaps many of you wish the rules were different If that is you then don t sit around grumbling rather stand up and ask about it Ask questions have debates make suggestions and ultimately voice your concerns Be the change you want to see in the world This doesn t mean ignoring the rules but rather working to change them

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rikaa ns e Par ty me nse k anse yk nie sepie s nie en dit wys photographer SEMICKA GROVES designer HANNA VAN ZYL During a Blue Thread meeting Gr 11 girl Let s use the Blue Thread magazine for propaganda and call it the Blue Threat

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G GNIDNERT GNIDNERT GNIDNERT GNIDNERT

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photographer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN designer JANDR ERASMUS

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photographer ANYA MARX designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN

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Black Widow Film Review Starring Scarlett Johansson Florence Pugh David Harbour and Rachel Weisz Director Cate Shortland Time 2h 13 m Genre Action Adventure Superhero Fiction Sci fi Age restriction 13VL The long wait is finally over for all Marvel fans after more than a year of delays due to Covid 19 Black Widow was originally scheduled to release in theatres on May 20 2020 Black Widow is an action packed movie starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff and her superhero alter ego Black Widow Following the events that took place in Captain America Civil War Natasha is on the run from one makeshift family when she is thrust back into the arms of another When a dangerous conspiracy with ties from her past arises she is pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down The film opens with a scene of young Natasha and her sister Yelena played as an adult by Pugh where they have a brief life in Ohio under parental figures Alexei Harbour and Melina Weisz After an explosive opening while she is on the run she receives a package from Yelena whom she hasn t heard from in years It brings her to a safe house in Budapest From there Natasha and Yelena are forced to break Alexei aka The Red Guardian out of prison and eventually reunite with the Black Widow who really made them Melina It is such a relief to finally see Natasha getting her film after fans had been asking for it for years Deeper themes are drowned out in all the action with a fun family dynamic that everyone can enjoy The age rating is appropriately 13 as the movie has very intense action and violent scenes Overall it is a fast paced film with witty comebacks and many superheroes So for the Marvel fans I leave you with these words It was real it was real to me too

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writer DANAE DU TOIT designer GABI PERREIRA HANNA VAN ZYL

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writer LELAM TSUPE designer JESSICA VAN DER VYVER HANNA VAN ZYL The A list Series Review Plot Teen Mia expects the summer of a lifetime at an idyllic summer camp but a mysterious newcomer challenges her status as Queen Bee and dark secrets begin to turn her dream summer into a nightmare Characters The main characters are as follows Mia the Queen Bee who wants nothing to do with the camp Amber the new girl who seems to be more than she appears and supporting characters Dev Kayleigh Alex Zac and Midge the girl who disappears Review The cast is your typical clich characters including the arrogant popular girl the antihero and the stereotypical airhead The interactions between them reveal the details about what is really happening on the island creating a growing sense of suspense The plotlines are far fetched but still offer enough twists and turns to make them compelling Some may find the story a little slow but tweens and teens who tune in may find it binge watch worthy Recommend This series is suitable for children over the age of 13 Though it may be a supernatural series including slight horror scenes The A List would be a wonderful series you could even watch with your family

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fotograaf ANNERIE GRIESEL joernalis ANNERIE GRIESEL ontwerper LANDI DU PLESSIS HANNA VAN ZYL

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photographer ANYA MARX designer HANNA VAN ZYL

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journalist STELLA SAVIDES designer CAITLIN SCHOEMAN HANNA VAN ZYL It s that time of the term again Term 3 has come to an end and another Blue Thread issue has been released Many of you may go through the Blue Thread look at the pictures glance at the articles skim over the campus quotes but not give anything a second thought You may think the pictures are nice or the design looks good or the colours are pretty but you don t really think about how those things got there The hours of work put in by the designers writers photographers and editors goes unnoticed most of the time The job of the editors and heads of each portfolio starts long before the writers photographers and designers From organising the logistics to deciding on articles in each specific issue they work tirelessly to make sure everything runs smoothly After all things don t always go as planned with late night conversations forgetting memory cards and managing the teams the Blue Thread is certainly not a solo project It takes a team of talented people to make sure a Blue Thread magazine is produced with the highest quality possible A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to present what you are reading currently The writers are first to get going They are assigned their articles and given the specific deadlines for hand in While they are busy the photographers organise photo shoots for the different pictures needed The head leaders decide on the colour palette overall layout and specific aspects needed to create a lasting effect What this article is trying to show is that these issues aren t produced overnight Many people give up hours of their time to create them and a huge round of applause is in order Well done team of Blue Thread Issue 22 The next will be even better

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