Joburg's Student and Children's councillors took part in the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk, having a fun day out with thousands of other happy Joburgers.
It finally arrived - the big day, the day 50 000 people made their way to Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia for the annual Discovery 702 Walk the Talk.
Among them were 50 students from the Johannesburg Student and Children's councils. Junior Mayor Stephanie van Straten and Children's Mayor Dylan Wingrove participated.
On the day, an animated air hung over the tent as the young councillors began arriving at about 8am. The cool winter chill could not dampen the excitement as numbers were hurriedly pinned to the front of T-shirts. After a few loosening up stretches and the usual babble of happy voices, they were on their way to the start.
An unusual air of silence hung over the marquee as the excited voices trailed away into the distance. But it was short-lived as the first of the walkers trickled back from 10.45am.
It was not the end of the day, however. Entertainment kept up the spirits while the young councillors waited for their peers to finish the walk. Then it was time for lunch, care of the council before people started packing up and heading home in the early afternoon to nurse their aches and pains at home.
As always, the walk was once again brilliantly organised and the participants enjoyed a fun-filled day.
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