Young conservationists take ‘podium positions’

2016-10-06 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Spellathon winners (from left) Safiyyah Motala (first, Port Shepstone Senior Primary), Tasmia Mayat (second, Marburg Primary), Fundiswa Made (third, Louisiana Primary) in the Grade 7 category, Ethan Naicker (first, Port Shepstone Junior Primary), Wasanga Dinga (second, Izotsha Primary) and Shaista Aaliyah Shaik (third, Jai Hind Primary) in the Grade 3 category.

PHOTO: supplied Spellathon winners (from left) Safiyyah Motala (first, Port Shepstone Senior Primary), Tasmia Mayat (second, Marburg Primary), Fundiswa Made (third, Louisiana Primary) in the Grade 7 category, Ethan Naicker (first, Port Shepstone Junior Primary), Wasanga Dinga (second, Izotsha Primary) and Shaista Aaliyah Shaik (third, Jai Hind Primary) in the Grade 3 category.

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TWO pupils, from Port Shepstone Junior Primary and Port Shepstone Senior Primary respectively, shone at the Umbango River Conservancy’s second spellathon recently.

The event was held at Port Shepstone Senior Primary and coincides with Arbor Month.

“The aim of this activity was to get pupils interested in the environment and its preservation,” said Morgan Naidoo, of the conservancy.

A total of 10 local schools participated in two categories - Grade 3 and Grade 7.

“The response from participants and their keenness was admirable. It was evident from their answers that much time was spent in preparation for this event,” he said.

Ethan Naicker from Port Shepstone Junior Primary School placed first in the Grade 3 category and Saffiyyah Motala from Port Shepstone Senior Primary place first in the Grade 7 category.

All winners received a cash prize and a trophy. Other participants received medals for their efforts.

“The conservancy thanks all sponsors who assisted in making this event a success and to Port Shepstone Senior Primary for the venue,” said Naidoo.

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