Copesville Primary ‘cast’ win drama award

2017-08-02 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedCopesville Primary School teachers and the drama ‘cast’ who took the top award in the drama category at the DWS Baswa Le Meetse National Competition.

PHOTO: SuppliedCopesville Primary School teachers and the drama ‘cast’ who took the top award in the drama category at the DWS Baswa Le Meetse National Competition.

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COPESVILLE Primary School came first in the drama category at the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) Baswa Le Meetse National Competition, which was held from July 10 to 13 in
Johannesburg.

Grade 6 pupils from across the country take part in various categories, including drama, music, poetry, praise singing and posters.

Pupils take part to educate and spread awareness about water use efficiency and taking care of and protecting water resources.

Copesville Primary teachers, Nokuhle Nxaba and Sipho Mthembu, who wrote the play, said first prize is R20 000
and a media centre, sponsored by the DWS.

However, they said the Department of Water and Sanitation is still to officially announce the winner.

The awards ceremony is in September.

The prize money will be shared equally between the 10 cast members, and the school.

“The school will most likely use the money to upgrade its toilet facilities in line with the Department of Water and Sanitation’s policy and look into buying Jojo tanks to save water,” Nxaba said.

She said pupils’ involvement in the competition from district to national level has been an eye-opener for them and their community.

“The children have learnt about the importance of water conservation and spread the message to their communities and to their peers at school,” Nxaba said.

Mthembu thanked artists Mpumelelo Shelembe, Vuyo Mkhize, Mvuselelo Buthelezi and Mjekeje Maphumulo
who helped “sharpen” pupils’ acting skills.

“We would like to thank the school governing body and the principal, Mr Mhlongo because without his support none of this would have been possible,” he said.

Nxaba also thanked the community of Haniville for their donations, which sponsored part of the trip.

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