Win means light to Kukhanya PS

2017-04-27 06:00
Nolufefe Racula, teacher, and some of the learners who won the Cape Town Carnival competition, at Kukhanya Primary Schoo, in Crossroads, on Monday.PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Nolufefe Racula, teacher, and some of the learners who won the Cape Town Carnival competition, at Kukhanya Primary Schoo, in Crossroads, on Monday.PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Kukhanya Primary School learners are buch filled with pride after being announced winners in the Cape Town Carnival on Saturday.

Based in Crossroads, they school was crowned in the category of Best Academy Performance of Cape Town Carnival 2017.

Other winners include Likhwezi Arts Project, Phatizwelethu Marimba Band, Cape Town High School, Masizakhe Youth Project and Hope Dancers.

The theme for this year was Amaza, meaning waves in English and their dance entry was titled Under Deep Sea.

They danced from Chiapini Street, in the City, to Cape Town Stadium on 18 March.

Nolufefe Racula, a teacher, said the win came despite competing against the heavyweights of the game.

“We did not expect to win, because we were competing with good teams that have achieved a lot in the past. I could not hold my tears back when we were announced as winners,” Racula said.

There were over 20 teams that took part in the competition.

The school has ben taking part in the competition since their first auditions in 2010.

Racula said their win was due largerly to the choreographer Pamela Mtati.

Lihle Qika, Grade 9 learner, said the win meant a lot for them.

“We felt great to win the competition, because it is well known in the city. Our team had a lot of energy which made us different from other teams and we were very serious about winning it.

It is always nice to be part of the competition. We performed Isipantsula last year,” Qika said.

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