All King Edward VII School boys are encouraged to get involved with as many activities as they can, especially in their junior years, and we at the TAG Foundation expect the same from the boys we look after.
Emile Louw, though, is taking involvement to a new level. He has only been at the school for a week now but he has already committed himself to quite a range of activities.
He is playing cricket for the under-14D team, although the coaches have told him that he will soon be moving up, he plays the guitar and had joined the schools music society and he has signed up for public speaking.
He is also a very good athlete, a sprinter, but decided against doing athletics in the 1st term because he wants to play cricket.
And all of that before the rugby season starts, when the signs are that he will really begin to shine. “Emile and his twin, Reanco, were spotted on a primary schools rugby tour while they were at Krugersdorp-Noord Primary School and offered the chance to come to King Edward.
“I visited the school last year at Easter when a relative played in the Rugby Festival and I never dreamed then that one day I would be a pupil here,” he said.
He comes from an Afrikaans primary school, but has had no trouble adjusting to an English environment so far. “It hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be,” he said. “Luckily my brother and I speak English quite well because we have English-speaking cousins.
He is settling down well in School House and looking forward to the year ahead. It’s already clear that Emile Louw is one of those boys who is going to squeeze all that he can out of life at King Edward. We are thrilled to have him aboard.