Battle of wit ahead for our boys

2018-07-25 06:00
In their official South African uniforms (from left) are Sheshan Jehoiakim Pillay, Rucille Ramlal, Abishek Rahul Budhram, Yeshan Sugie Naidoo and Muhammad Zaid Bayat at the Rasiethorpe High Secondary School grounds. PHOTO: Rekash Sinnanin

In their official South African uniforms (from left) are Sheshan Jehoiakim Pillay, Rucille Ramlal, Abishek Rahul Budhram, Yeshan Sugie Naidoo and Muhammad Zaid Bayat at the Rasiethorpe High Secondary School grounds. PHOTO: Rekash Sinnanin

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Raring to go with their weapons of choice in the form of school stationery, Pietermaritzburg pupils have headed abroad to ply their wit against the best of the best in the various international Olympiads.

Heather Secondary pupils, Rucille Ramlal and Sheshan Jehoiakim Pillay departed for the capital of Portugal, Lisbon on Friday to compete in the Physics Olympiad while Raisethorpe Secondary pupils, Abishek Budhram and Yeshen Naidoo, left for the Czech Republic on Thursday to compete in the Chemistry Olympiad.

Catching up with the boys before they left, having previously reported on their amazing feats, the Maritzburg Fever checked up on whether they were ready and what they expected from their respective trips.

The boys said that most of their preparation had to be done using university material which also involved many lectures at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal which they had to attend in order to stay sharp and ready for the Olympiad.

“We had to attend lectures at UKZN in order to keep up because the work we do at school is not adequate,” said Budhram.

Pillay said that he had been studying since February and that he had done his part in terms of preparing and would now accept any outcome.

“I am happy to be representing my country and to be part of this team. I know that whatever happens will be merited because I have prepared to the best of my abilities,” said Pillay.

Having now jetted off to their respective destinations, the boys will be expected home by the end of the month.

The Martitzburg Fever wishes them luck in their endeavours and will be posting an update as to how the boys did.

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