Friday, July 30, 2010
Interschools in Paarl
The old boys (people who are alumni of each school) go way out to. There are banners on cars, painted faces, and if you’re friends with someone of the opposing school, well for this period each year, you are not such close friends anymore. Recently both schools have even manufactured the mirror socks in their colors!
This event is a historical one, and dates back to the early 20th century. The schools are affectionately known as The Galpille (Boys High) and the Bloed Worse (Gym). The names came from the early blazers the schools use to wear. Boys High use to wear White and Gym use to wear Red. Its also said to be the BIGGEST school boy rugby event in the WORLD!
I wish both schools good luck, as an Old boy from Paarl Gymnasium I’ll be rooting for my school of course. Just want to ad that everyone should be safe and enjoy the rugby!