Langa’s Mokone Primary School staff and learners have once again put their shoulders to the wheel and now the wiser after three of their four learners have garnered awards at a maths competition. It was at the Metro Central District where they shone, with 20 other schools. Amahle Tanga,12, a grade five learners, walked away with a silver medal, Mihlali Matholwane,12, came third in the same category, Lutho Marhwanqana, 12, also came third in the grade 6 category while Olwethu Skeyi,12, came fourth. This is the second year in a row that the school obtained accolades in the competition something that the maths teacher, Nobuhle Magadlela, believes is a reward for their hard work.She and grade six teacher Ntombentsha Gobingca had really worked hard with the learners to improve their math skills. “The learners were very dedicated and they loved their maths. Even to prepare for the competition, we didn’t do much but to revise the work that we have been doing,” she said. Magadlela said that the children showed composure and indicated well before the competition that they would perform well. “All of them obtained more than 70% in the mandatory exam to be eligible for the competition. We are very proud of them for making a fine example of the school,” said Magadlela. The learners said that despite big day anxiety, the test was not as tough as they had expected.Principal Zolile Raphahlelo said that he hoped the good showing will be a morale boost for the school. “It is great to have learners who constantly perform well in such competitions. We are not a well off school, so for us to do well and even beat schools with abundant resources means that we are doing something right. The other learners also must be inspired to do well,” he said. Raphahlelo said that he was also grateful to parents for choosing the school and as well as their support. “We will be looking at these learners with a keen eye even when they leave this us to go to high school. We want them to keep up the good work and do even better. We want to see them making it into matric and excelling,” he added.