Toti’s Team Talk champions

2017-05-17 06:01
Photo: suppliedWinners of the Rotary Daily News Team Talk competition, Kuswag pupils (from left), Sky Taljaard, Jessica van Zyl and Mongy Nare, Linda Coertze (teacher) and Evanda de Witt (team manager).

Photo: suppliedWinners of the Rotary Daily News Team Talk competition, Kuswag pupils (from left), Sky Taljaard, Jessica van Zyl and Mongy Nare, Linda Coertze (teacher) and Evanda de Witt (team manager).

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KUSWAG Skool pupils showcased their talent and won at the Rotary Daily News Team Talk finals on 25 April at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus.

“It was a tight competition between Kuswag Skool and runners-up Richards Bay High School.

In the end Richards Bay was penalised for not staying within the designated time, giving Kuswag the advantage, and the win,” said Rotary Chairperson, Aneska Dupont and one of the judges.

The Kuswag Skool team was made up of Skye Taljaard, Mongy Nare and Jessica van Zyl, and their topic was “Raising the Banner for Equality in Sport”.

They did this with the assistance of Evanda de Witt, team manager and assistant writer.

The team won a floating trophy and R20 000 to donate to a school of their choice, Illovo Primary School.

This year was the 37th year the competition had been held. Schools are invited to enter a team consisting of three pupils from Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12.

Pupils have to select a subject, research it and present it as a team. They must present a problem and collectively suggest a solution to that problem, which is within their scope to implement.

What makes the Kuswag win even more significant is that their Afrikaans-speaking pupils in Grade 11 had to deliver their speech in English.

They beat four teams in the finals, Hillcrest High, Orient Islamic, Richards Bay High and Southcity Christian School. These finalist were chosen from more than 50 schools that entered this year.

The first, second and third teams also received gift vouchers to buy books for their respective school libraries.

 

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