Pupils and teachers awarded

2015-05-15 06:00
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Franklin High School choir at Mt Currie Ward Schools Excellence Awards.

PHOTOS: nuntu dweba Franklin High School choir at Mt Currie Ward Schools Excellence Awards.

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PUPILS and teachers, who performed well in matric in 2014, were awarded at an excellence award ceremony at Franklin High on Wednesday.

The Mt Currie Excellence Awards were for pupils and teachers in schools under the Mt Currie ward. The ceremony was attended by Mt Currie Ward manager Mr Mkhize, principals, teachers, parents and pupils.

Franklin High teacher Charlie Valstrom said the awards were to honour pupils and teachers who did well in various subjects last year.

“We are here to honour pupils who have done exceptionally well and teachers who beat the odds and excelled under unfavourable conditions. Pupils in farm schools come from very poor backgrounds and some are forced to study by candle light, but with determination they made it through and excelled - those are the pupils we are honouring. We are also here to thank the hard-working teachers who make sure they are at school teaching the our children,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the school governing body Joseph Jensen said he is proud of the work the pupils and teachers put in.

“We have teachers who are doing their best to make sure our children are educated. We have pupils who study hard to make sure they pass and build a bright future for themselves. We are very proud,” he said.

Mthobisi Mhlakoana, a Grade 12 pupil at Franklin High had motivational words for awardees.

“As the saying goes, you reap what sow, those who have put in hard work will be reaping today. A journey of a thousand miles takes one step. Congratulations to all those who will receive an award today.”

After speakers had their turn, pupils and teachers received certificates in their area of excellence.

Zintle Ndumndum, who directed the programme advised pupils to always be themselves because they are unique. “Don’t try to be someone else, always be true to yourself,” she said

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