Young chess player Mihle Mbewu from Mzamomhle Primary School in Philippi was the Man of the Tournament during the u.10 Chess Schools Competition held at Junxion Mall in Philippi recently.
The competition was organised by Pick n Pay Store in the mall and involved several local primary schools. Bongolwethu, Mzamomhle, Vukani, Zanemfundo, Faku and Ntshona primary schools were some of the schools that took part.
Ntshona walked away with the honours and is set to participate in a zone tournament to be held at Maitland on Saturday 2 November.
Mzamomhle educator Nobuntu Maceba described the competition as a first of its kind in the area. She praised it and labelled the contest as helpful and educational for the learners.
“It helps them to think fast and be creative,” she said.
Maceba urged parents to be involved in their children’s lives and encourage them also to be involved in sport.
“Sport keeps the children healthy and away from wrongdoing. And by staying away from wrongdoing they can create a crime and drug-free communities,” she stated.
Mbewu won a trophy, certificate, medal and a R100 voucher.