Kokstad Primary choir earns trophies

2017-05-26 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoKokstad Public Primary School choir.

Photo: siphelele nketoKokstad Public Primary School choir.

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KOKSTAD Public Primary School was awarded trophies for doing well in the school choir competition in Umzimkhulu on May 10.
Choir co-ordinator, Viyiswa Qhakaza said the school has earned several awards and said the school is the first primary school to participate and win at cluster level.

The choir competition was launched by the Department of Education in partnership with Motsepe Foundation years ago to promote unity diversity, social cohesion, national reconciliation and social transformation for pupils.

Kokstad Public Primary came first in the Grade 1 to Grade 2 category after singing the English song, Jesus Lamb of God.
After singing Xhosa song Sikhuliseni Kahle against eight schools, Kokstad Public Primary came second. In the junior category the school came first for singing the English song Child Prayer.

For singing the difficult Sotho song Minyepetsi (tears) the school came first after beating eight schools in the male category.
Qhakaza said it was not easy to teach her choir the Sotho song, however, they won.

“Music teaches discipline and encourages a love of going to school to pupils. Not all pupils are good with books, but after participating in music they become better.”

On May 3, seven primary schools in the East Griqualand circuit participated in the competition at Bhongweni Youth Centre in Kokstad and Kokstad Public Primary won after singing an African song Izimpawu Zomgaqo.

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