Schoolkids explore city's museums with Passport Project

2010-05-24 00:00

THE Witness ’s Museum Passport Project has encouraged thousands of young people to visit Pietermaritzburg’s museums this year.

Speaking at the prizegiving last Friday, Project Gateway — The Old Prison — marketing co-ordinator Ntokozo Mthethwa said they had around 6 000 people visit the museum in Burger Street during the two-month project.

“This competition has helped all our museums to be more visible and given us the chance to show people exactly what we do,” he added.

The Old Prison was just one of the venues that school pupils had to visit during the competition. They also explored the treasures at the Natal Museum, the Voortrekker/Msunduzi Museum, Macrorie House Museum, Tatham Art Gallery and Comrades House.

At each museum, pupils had to get their “passports” stamped.

The competition’s biggest winner proved to be Kharina Secondary School, which won a Nashua copier.

In addition, two of the school’s pupils, Kieara Ramjit and Denosha Mungal, received an MP3 player from Tech Gents and an iPod from Hirsch’s, respectively, for their efforts.

Other winners were:

• Nansindlela School — Canon printer sponsored by ABCO

• Nontobeko Ngcobo (Grange Primary) and Siyabonga Zondi (Little Flower, Ixopo) — laptops sponsored by The Witness

• Mthabiseng Gubeni (Mabane School), Cyril Sikhakhane Berg Street School) and Sindiswa Dlamini (Ndabenhle School) — iPods sponsored by Hirsch

• Snethemba Zakwe (Silwanetshe School ) — a 4GB memory stick sponsored by Tech Gents

• Sphephelo Zima (Shri Vishnu School) — Pepsi gift pack sponsored by Makro

• Samukelisiwe Phoswa (Enathi Primary) — stationery sponsored by Waltons.



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