Auckland Park’s Apax finishes its fifth annual walk

The 5km walk is about to start at the Auckland Park Academy of Excellence.

The Auckland Park Academy of Excellence once again had the neighbourhood in a buzz during their annual 5km fun walk to raise funds for two new multipurpose astro courts.

Hundreds of learners, their friends and families all gathered in Richmond Avenue shortly before the walk kicked off on Sunday morning, 17 September.

Laaika Amod and Zahra Patelia, both in Grade 9, pose for a quick photo before the walk.

Fazela Amod, the senior administrator for the academy, said this year was the fifth annual fun walk and the goal is to raise funds for two new multipurpose astro courts and sporting equipment.

“Since we don’t have an astro court yet, it will unlock a lot of opportunities for learners to play new sports,” she said.

This year’s theme was to put your best foot forward in your favourite sports supporter outfit, many kids and their parents showed up with soccer shirts, in full support of various teams.

Could this possibly be Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams? No, it is Mohamed Raees, Rizvi Ismail and Fatima Gardee dressed up as the three tennis stars for the Apex fun walk.

Mohamed Raees, Rizvi Ismail and Fatima Gardee decided to dress up as Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams. Laaika Amod and Zahra Patelia, both in Grade 9, dressed up in colourful tutus.

Patelia said she felt proud to join school activities and build school spirit. She is especially glad that she will soon be able to play soccer as well.

From face-painting and a variety of foods to charity campaigns, stalls lined the paths inside the school and made for a great day spent with family.

Youngsters, teachers, parents and friends all line up to support the annual 5km walk in Auckland Park.


Educators Aysha Haffejee and Fazela Amod help out at the ticket desk.


Zaahid Adam, Tasmiyah Omar and Atiyyah Adam join the fun walk.



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Chantelle Fourie
Metro Reporter

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