School receives gift

2015-12-02 06:00
 FROM the left are, front: Siphiwe Blandile, Bongani Klaas, Nnuku Sebapala and Rethabile Sakia; back: Mpoetse Menyatso, Puleng Nkokoto, Shanki Moloi, Principal of Batjha Primary School, and Annah May. Photo: Sidwell Guduka

FROM the left are, front: Siphiwe Blandile, Bongani Klaas, Nnuku Sebapala and Rethabile Sakia; back: Mpoetse Menyatso, Puleng Nkokoto, Shanki Moloi, Principal of Batjha Primary School, and Annah May. Photo: Sidwell Guduka

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BATJHA PRIMARY SCHOOL have received a shot in the arm, thanks to the Ministry of Sport and Recreation.

The Ministry of Sport and Recreation, in collaboration with the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, donated sports kits to the Botshabelo-based school last Wednesday (25/11).

The equipment that was handed over to the school by Minister Fikile Mbalula was for soccer, cricket, basketball, rugby as well as netball.

Anna May, head of sports at Batjha Primary, said they were overwhelmed by the good gesture from the government.

“We are extremely excited to receive these sports kits from the Minister of Sports and the Provincial Department of Sports.

The equipment couldn’t have come at a better time as we didn’t have attire for all our teams,” May told Express.

“We hope that it would encourage more learners to take part in sports. We also hope that it would encourage them to stay away from drugs and other social ills affecting their community,” she said.

“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank the Department of Sports for this gift. As teachers we shall encourage our learners to participate in sporting activities. We believe that a child who is active in sports does well in class,” she added.

Siphiwe Blandiwe (12), a gr. 7 pupil, said the new soccer kit would encourage her to continue to play the game.

“I am one of a few girls playing soccer in our school. I can’t wait to play in the new attire. I hope other kids in our school would take part in sports to keep fit and healthy,” said Blandiwe.

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