Friday, 22 June 2018
STAFF and students at Shiplake College helped reunite a family from Belgium with treasured memories of their trip to South Africa.
The group were passing through passport control at Cape Town International Airport on their way home from a rugby tour of South Africa, when they found an 8GB memory card on the floor.
Head of rugby Sam Beckett looked at the pictures and realised they were from a family holiday in South Africa, so the quest began to reunite the card with its rightful owners.
Staff walked through the airport to see if they could recognise the family — but without success.
Once back home, Mr Beckett looked back through the photos for a clue to their identity and spotted the name of the Simbavati River Lodge and the date the picture was taken.
The college emailed the lodge, where a member of staff recognised the family and got in touch with them, so the memory card could be returned.
The college then received an email from the relieved family, saying: “We still can’t believe that it has been found and are so grateful.”
Well done to the tourists, you’re a credit to the school.
04 September 2017
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