The tradition of the MooPoo (cow dung) runs deep and this year was no different as Merensky High School welcomed their new Grade 8’s and new pupils and personnel on Wednesday the 19th of January with this traditional rite of passage.

The Representative Student Council (formerly prefects), who attended in the welcoming of the newcomers by dipping or baptising them in the pit, prepared the pit with a bit of a stronger stench than last year.

But without a fuss the newcomers jumped in to become True Blue Plasies. This tradition is aimed at creating camaraderie and team spirit which is at the essence of what Merensky has become known for.