Vukile High crowned KZN debate champions

2016-09-21 06:00
The Nonhlevu Secondary School debating team.  Photo: supplied

The Nonhlevu Secondary School debating team. Photo: supplied

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VUKILE High School was recently crowned provincial champions of the Road Safety Debate organised by the Department of Transport.

The school’s debating team coach and English teacher Siyathokoza Mchunu said competition was stiff which compelled his team to sweat for their victory.

“My pupils and I spent countless hours preparing for the finals, sometimes we would remain at school until midnight,” he said.

The school made it to the finals to represent the Durban region
after its debating team went through three rounds of the regional contest, squaring off with Mnyameni High School in the first, Mthwalume High School in the second and Our Lady of the Rosary High School in the third and final round.

“One of our pupils, Zanele Makhathini, in Grade 11, was selected to represent KZN in the national competition,” Mchunu said.

He said through the debate pupils learnt about the importance of good behaviour on the road.

Each pupil on the winning debating team was awarded a Mercer Tablet, certificate and a trophy.

“This shows that there is nothing impossible and there’s no substitute for a hard work and diligence.

“We thank everyone who supported us,” Mchunu said.

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