Moffat Academy & Beattock Primary listened to and extremley interesting talk by Chris Lubbe - Nelson Mandela's Body Guard
Chris Lubbe talked about his life in South Africa around the time of apartheid and his experience growing up in this regime. Chris outlined the horrors of apartheid and how personal experiences had influenced and motivated him to make a difference. As an adult he campaigned for a free and democratic South Africa. He then went on to explain how his relationship with Nelson Mandela as a bodyguard had a significant influence on his life, particularly with respect to forgiveness and reconciliation. He concluded by saying that he hoped the pupils would take with them the powerful message of forgiveness and how lucky there were to be part of a school community where everyone was valued, irrespective of their background.