PMB teacher inspires change

2014-10-06 00:00

EIGHT pupils of a Pietermaritzburg primary school will soon be off to Johannesburg to take part in a national competition, thanks to the dedication of one of their teachers.

Deccan Road Primary teacher Jessica Devan was hailed on Friday — when World Teachers’ Day was celebrated — for her commitment in driving projects at the school.

This time around, Devan encouraged her pupils to enter a regional competition which saw them selected as finalists to compete at national level next week.

She drove the collection of yogurt tubs — over 9 500 were collected — to make them regional winners.

“The competition was introduced two months ago. We got all 990 pupils of the school involved in the collection of these items. We promoted the product and its nutrition to the pupils,” she said.

The school now faces the challenge of selecting eight pupils to represent it in Johannesburg, where they will be required to build a model based on “South African Heroism” using the tubs.

Worlds Teachers’ Day has been celebrated annually on October 5 since 1994.

— Witness Reporter.

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