Groote Schuur drummies win big

2019-06-25 06:01
Some of the Groote Schuur Primary School drum majorettes team members.

Some of the Groote Schuur Primary School drum majorettes team members.

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Starting off practising with broomsticks, the Groote Schuur Primary School drum majorettes team in Rondebosch has grown to become the champions of the province.

The team was crowned champions at Hottentots Holland High School in Somerset West where they took part in the Large Drill Western Cape Competition on Saturday 8 June. They placed first in all the categories.

The team members are between Grade 2 and Grade 6. The team was established in 2011 and since then, it has been no stranger to winning titles.

Over the years they have grown in numbers and they have moved from practising with the broomstick to maces, and they now have a kit.

Brent Davids, sports coordinator at the school, says they are extremely proud of the team.

“The team has really developed and grown. Looking at where they began and where they are now, things have really changed. The coaches took things to the next level and the team has become more serious and they have been producing good results,” he says.

Talking about their win, Davids says their hard work is paying off.

“They put in the hours to practise and we are happy that it paid off. They are really reaping the rewards of the hours they put in. Everything worked in their favour and they won the competition.

This is an achievement we are really proud of,” he says, adding that as a school they are really grateful to the coaches, Nadia O’Reilly and Kendra-Jane Higgs, who have been patient with the children and put all the time and effort for the best results.

Though the team is very young they have achieved a lot and the school is very proud of them.

After they clinched the title, the team left for East London last Saturday to take part in the national championships on Friday 28 June.

“We wish the team well and we hope they will bring back the title. We are wishing them everything of the best,” says Davids.

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