Diski Dance contest: Howick school in a spin for World Cup

2010-05-21 00:00

HOWICK West Primary School pupils have pulled out all the stops to ensure that they are ready for the football World Cup.

South African flags adorn the school’s entrance, and the assembly walls have been painted with 2010 Fifa logo, flags, mascots and other soccer memorabilia. The classrooms have been colourfully decorated with a World Cup theme, including the history of the tournament from its inception.

Yesterday, Howick West Primary was the first school in the country to host an inter-school Diski Dance competition, ­accompanied by a football tournament. Howick West stadium was flooded with primary school pupils who were there to support pupils who were competing for the number one Diski dancer position as well as to support their teams contending in the field of play.

Howick West principal Danny Pillay said: “Excitement over the 2010 Soccer World Cup is starting to peak at our school. Pupils and teachers are on the ball with their activities, which have begun in earnest.

“On May 12 our grade 4 to grade 7 pupils participated in an inter-class Diski Dance competition. Our talented pupils depicted the true rainbow nation and made the school proud.”

“On May 17, there was an inter-class display involving our pupils from grade 1 to grade 7. Pupils had great fun and gained valuable knowledge amid the competitive spirit that prevailed,” he said.

Pillay congratulated all the eight participating schools from the area and he wished the competition winners — the Howick West team — all the best.

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