Legae attended Monument Primary School. He believes his hockey ability was one of the reasons he was accepted at King Edward VII School. He never expected hockey to have such a profound impact on his life. His friends are his hockey team mates and it is on the hockey field that he experiences the KES brotherhood that makes this such a special school.
When Legae Mogapi successfully converted his penalty during the shoot out against Jeppe in the Boden Cup final, he was swamped by his team mates and he joined in passionately when it ended 5-4 in favour of King Edward VII School. It was then he saw how the boys at the school stick together on the sports field and how much it means to them to play together and win together. Legae is modest about his role in his hockey team’s success. He has been one of the stars, as is shown by his selection for the 1st team this year.
Although hockey plays a big part in his life, Legae is very much an all-round KES boy. Legae plays basketball for the 4th team and has recently joined the marimba band and is really enjoying it more than he expected to. He also plays soccer later in the year for the B team.
When asked if he is happy at KES, he replies with an enthusiastic “yes” and says he likes coming to school and the way the boys support each other is great. Hostel life has its ups and downs, but it is also fun spending time with his friends. In the hostel there is always help available when it comes to his school work. The prefects are willing to lend a hand and the teachers are also available.
Legae is aware of the support he is getting and knows there are boys out there who have not been given the opportunities and the schooling he is getting. He says there are people who believe in him and he does not want to let them down.