Multi-talented Ngcobo sisters, Zinhle and Ziningi, have urged their fellow Port Shepstone High School pupils to stay positive and focused during the lockdown.
Zinhle is the deputy head girl for community outreach and the president of the committed and socially conscious Interact Club, while Ziningi is in grade 11.
Being able to lean on one another during this trying time has made the complex situation more bearable, the sister’s said.
“During these abominable times, our quarantine has actually been quite enjoyable. Yes, at first it was a bit challenging but we found ways to entertain ourselves by playing hockey, exercising and making memories together. We have also been doing schoolwork to make up for the time that we’ve been missing out in class.
“This time has indeed taught us to appreciate life to its fullest, so may we continue to stay strong and safe. Let us try not to overthink everything but just focus on staying healthy, both mentally and physically.
“Lastly, we would like to encourage everyone to believe that they can and will get through all of this. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever!”
Zinhle also had this to say when addressing her fellow Interact Club friends, “Remember that you are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem.
“I’d like to thank our teachers for all their efforts that they’ve put into ensuring that their learners are coping and are up to date with everything.
“Even though they too have families to take care of, we appreciate all the sacrifices that have been made to help up us get through these times of hardship and fear.”