I’ve been wanting to take photos of this marvellous old school for some time. Built in the old colonial style, its white buildings are clearly visible when traveling to the Matopos.
Pictured above are the boarding hostels which are now for both boys and girls.
The wing on the left is the girl’s hostel, the main entrance on the right.
What a lovely view from the hostels – the Matopos very close by – perfect playground for energetic boys at boarding school.
Across the lawns is this stunning chapel. When I took the pic below, the sun was streaming into the round window in the front gable.
Please excuse this pic! My interiors are not very good! Dito, the image below….the dining hall!
I’m much better at taking exterior shots! This, below, is the dining hall at REPS.
I didn’t realise that REPS was such a small school. From the Kezi Road, it seemed to be a large complex. In fact, many of the buildings belong to the Matopos Research Station. REPS only has about 120 pupils! Of which about 80 are boarders. The classrooms are built around a quadrangle, very much in the colonial style.
The school hall (above.)
This last photo is a building now used as a library. It’s built with iron sheeting walls. Anyone who grew up in Zimbabwe will recall these buildings – many of the government offices were initially built this way, as were railway housing, offices and sheds. This building is likely to be one of the oldest buildings in the complex.
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