Trubel Primary hosts reading festival

2016-08-25 06:00
Photo: supplied Pupils from nine schools with their certificates.

Photo: supplied Pupils from nine schools with their certificates.

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MORE than 60 pupils from nine schools gathered at Trubel Primary School to participate in a reading festival on 11 August.

The aim of the competition was to promote and encourage reading, the benefits of which were highlighted during a presentation.

Pupils competed in three categories - poetry reading, storytelling and drama - was enjoyed by all.

Principal of Trubel Primary Guru Ramcharan encouraged pupils to read and write.

The two external adjudicators, Mrs S. Absar from Highstone Primary and Mrs l. Naicker from Whetstone Primary, had the tough task choosing the winners.

The winners in each category were presented with a gold and silver medal and a designed certificate.

“The school went the extra mile and presented every other participant with a certificate and medal for their efforts. It was a festive atmosphere as teachers and pupils were welcomed with high tea and brought the day to a close with a sumptuous meal,” he said.

The following winning pupils and schools were congratulated:

Poetry reading - Foundation Phase

1. Mishqua Mohomed from Tongaat Primary School

2. Leah Mohomed from Buffelsdale Primary School

Story telling - Intermediate, Senior Phase

1. Diara Maistry from Trubel Primary School

2. Amanda Malinga from Tongaat Primary School

Drama -- Foundation Phase

1. Omuhle, Esihle, Ishalya, Zahra, Tsholfelo from Victoria Primary School

Drama - Intermediate, Senior Phase

1. Amahle, Asanda, Zakhethelo, Breyal, Siphesihle, Sfundo from Tongaat Primary School.

“The superintendent in the Mafukuzela Gandhi Circuit in charge of the Billy Nair Circuit Selvan Chetty thanked convenor Mrs N. Padayachee and her team for a sterling job done in the organisation and presentation of the reading festival. He also stressed the importance of reading and urged pupils to read avidly,” said Ramcharan.

The winners will compete at circuit level finals in Phoenix on 25 August.

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