distance, wearing a mask, no big events, distance learning and home office - at
the moment (school) life looks a little different than it used to. Therefore, the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) decided not
to cancel its traditional Big Walk - one of the school's major events that
usually takes place on a farm outside Windhoek - but to celebrate it in a
slightly different format.
plan worked out: On Saturday, 27 July 2020, the virtual DHPS Big Walk took
place with an overwhelming response from the school community and friends of
parents, learners, alumni, staff and supporters of the school sent photos and
videos showing them individually, as a family, with their classmates or friends
in action to support a good cause: The participants went hiking, dancing,
cycling and water skiing, walking, jogging, swimming, jumping on the
trampoline, riding, playing cricket, basketball, judo or even chopping wood.
was to connect the school community, to have fun together even if you cannot
celebrate together, and this has inspired many families. These activities were shared on the social media channels of the DHPS, the
ideas of the classes, the learners and the participants of the Big Walk were
updated every minute, videos and photos were published and everybody felt like
being there and celebrating the day together.
strengthening the team spirit, there was and is the possibility to support the
school community financially too. The DHPS Big Walk is usually one of the most
important fundraising events of the primary section, and in recent years, the
proceeds have been used to cover expenses for school materials, such as whiteboards
in all classrooms or shade nets and jungle gyms for the playground. This year,
voluntary contributions can be made towards the DHPS Corona Fund to support
families in the school community who are particularly affected by the crisis in
Please find here more information on how to donate
and have a look at our social media channels for the contributions of our virtual DHPS Big Walk.