Before coming to KES, Lebo watched a video about the school and knew straight way he wanted to be a KES boy. His primary school played at the Easter rugby festival and Lebo showed great leadership when he asked to apply. His parents were not in a position to afford the fees, so the TAG Foundation stepped in and offered financial support. The school fields, buildings and the neatness of the boys made an impression on him. But it was the respect the boys had for one another that really tipped the scale and he knew it was what he wanted for himself.
Moving from primary to high school is never easy and for Lebo Selahla it was a nervous start to his life at King Edward VII School. He was worried about the older boys and about how he would fit in. He said it was tough at first, but he decided he was here, he knew what was expected of him and he would not be distracted from what he wanted to achieve. After that things got much better.
Lebo is a perfectionist who sets extremely high standards for himself. Initially he found the school work difficult and did not do as well as he would have liked but he has since learnt to ask for help and things have improved. English is his weakest subject but a boy in a higher grade gives up his time to help Lebo when he needs it.
Lebo played basketball when he arrived in Grade 8. The under-14C team became a tight unit and in the end they did not lose a game. Lebo loves the game of rugby and has been an integral part of the under 14 and under 15A teams. He is a prop and admits he is not very big but believes he is strong enough to be a good forward. He says the boys work well as a team and have become friends. Rugby has shown Lebo the King Edward brotherhood.
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