Hayfields Primary School WINS competition

2015-10-28 06:00

HAYFIELDS Primary School pupil, Mahommed­ Hoosen-Bux, was recently rewarded with a new bicycle from Coo-ee after he collected 10 000 bottle caps as part of Coo-ee’s Collect-A-Cap recycling initiative.

He was the top collector in the province.

His school received a soccer and netball kit. He was ecstatic to have won the bicycle hoping that he had worked hard enough to be the top collector.

Coo-ee’s brand manager, Shashi Ramgopind, said that the Collect-A-Cap competition has been running for the past four years. He said that the competition keeps pupils busy and keeps them away from social ills.

“Every year the prices vary. We are happy to know that children find this competition exciting. All the bottle caps are recycled and this is how we are saving the environment,” he said.

Hayfields Primary’s competition co-ordinator Bronwyn Dennis said that the school entered the competition, but did not think they would win.

“Coo-ee approached me and introduced me to the competition. There was a lot of excitement from pupils and we are happy that we won.”

Principal Gael Lawrence said the competition teaches pupils to be competitive.

“More than anything the pupils now know the importance of recycling and that they can achieve anything if they work hard. I am sure that next year our pupils will go all out. We are grateful for the prizes, including the soccer and netball kit,” said Lawrence­.

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