Pupils know their beginning-middle-end

2015-06-16 06:00

Tafelsig pupils recently showed they are top-notch readers in a local competition. A local business hub also answered the call for donations for the competition.

The local round of the City of Cape Town’s annual Grade 7 reading competition was recently held at Tafelsig library.

Librarian Jacqueline Topley says they wanted to make sure that the pupils had some very special prizes to take home at the end of the day.

“We approached Liberty Promenade for help, and we were really pleased with their generous donation,” she says.

“Thanks to them, we were able to ensure that there were first, second and third pri­zes for the children who participated.”

This year Mitchell’s Heights, Searidge Park Primary, Yellowwood Primary, Huguenot Primary and Tafelsig Primary were invited to take part.

Unfortunately, Cascade Primary chose not to participate as the school did not have a Xhosa participant.

Little Eastville Pre-primary was also invited to join the 90-strong audience, to encourage a culture of reading in the community and among future pupils.

The pupils were each given a short extract to read from a NaliBali book. They were then asked three comprehension questions and had to spell three words.

The winner of the English reading category is from Searidge Park Primary, while the winners of the Afrikaans and Xhosa categories are from Mitchell’s Heights. Each winner received a gift card worth R300.

The audience, made up of parents and teachers, were entertained by the Cedar High band, and pupils performed a poem about xenophobia.

The pre-school children performed a Xhosa song and McDonald’s mascot Ronald McDonald entertained the crowd

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