Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey to teach life classes

OPRAH Winfrey is to teach life classes to South African High School students.

The US chat show host - who opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley on Kilp, south of Johannesburg, in 2007 - will be teaching a lesson entitled 'It's Life 101' to the pupils at the school this autumn in the hope of advising them how the world works.

She explained: "Should be fun since I love to teach. And they're like sponges. Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college.

"Most will be the first in their family. So it's a very big deal for them, and they're feeling the pressure. (sic)"

After visiting the students during a recent trip to South Africa, Oprah explained she "loves" talking to the girls at the academy and imparting words wisdom onto them.

Writing on her Facebook page, Oprah added: "I love being with them and talking to them about all things important. When I'm there I'm talking from the time I get up till I go to bed, about EVERYTHING teenage girls are going through. It's the same all over the world. (sic)"

>> More entertainment news



CLOSING IN: Furious storm, hail less than hour from Gympie

premium_icon CLOSING IN: Furious storm, hail less than hour from Gympie

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and hail

Gympie company that went bust owing $8m to be 'laid bare'

premium_icon Gympie company that went bust owing $8m to be 'laid bare'

The financial affairs of the company will be laid bare in court

GALLERY: Gympie lads shine in 34-7 thrashing of Coolum

premium_icon GALLERY: Gympie lads shine in 34-7 thrashing of Coolum

'The black and gold outfit scored five tries in the first half'