‘Help us represent SA in Australia’ — Kloof High pupils

2018-07-10 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedKristy Bricknell and pupils of Kloof High celebrate their excellent performance at the World Scholar’s Cup regional competition.

PHOTO: suppliedKristy Bricknell and pupils of Kloof High celebrate their excellent performance at the World Scholar’s Cup regional competition.

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KLOOF High School recently participated in the prestigious World Scholar’s Cup competition and, after excelling in the regional rounds, they have qualified to participate in the global rounds, to be held in August in Melbourne, Australia.

However, the school is urgently seeking sponsorship in order to be able to attend the global round.

English subject Head Kristy Bricknell said this selection is an amazing opportunity for Kloof High to represent Durban, and South Africa, in the academic sphere on a wider scale.

“The event is widely recognised as an elite gathering of pupil who compete for the honour of their respective countries and schools. We are very proud to have been invited and would like to make their goal a reality,” she said.

Bricknell said they were blown away with the outstanding results of their pupils: “This is the first time Kloof High School has participated in the event.”

She also added that their junior team was placed the first in their division, with the seniors able to acquire second, third and sixth in their division with pupils managing to walk away with 15 trophies and numerous Gold and Silver altogether.

She said many of the pupils also excelled personally as top debaters, writing champions, and overall winners in the subject areas.

“All four teams entered have qualified to go through to the Global round of the World Scholar’s Competition, which will be held later this year in Melbourne.

“We are extremely proud of each individual as they displayed commitment, determination and embodied the school motto, ‘To be the best that I can be’,” added Bricknell.

The school humbly appeals to the public and private sector for sponsorship to ensure that they are able to participate and achieve greatness at the global round.

“Each pupil needs to rise an amount of R 25 000 and we are appealing to individuals or companies who are willing to sponsor a child or donate towards the cost of the tour as a whole,” she said.

For more information, or to donate, contact Kristy Bricknell on 031 764 0451 or send her an e-mail at bricknell@kloofhigh.co.za

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