‘Rise and Shine’ Junior wins passport competition

PHOTO:lethiwe makhanyaRise and Shine Junior Primary School won R20 000 in the ‘passport competition’. With the cheque (from left) Kisten Peter Nadese (Rise and Shine), Virrana Frank (KZN museum), Njabulo Mpungose (Old Prison Museum), Rosh Naidoo (Rise and Shine), Shereen Naidu (Msunduzi Museum) and Merle Perumal .
PHOTO:lethiwe makhanyaRise and Shine Junior Primary School won R20 000 in the ‘passport competition’. With the cheque (from left) Kisten Peter Nadese (Rise and Shine), Virrana Frank (KZN museum), Njabulo Mpungose (Old Prison Museum), Rosh Naidoo (Rise and Shine), Shereen Naidu (Msunduzi Museum) and Merle Perumal .

RISE and Shine Junior Primary School in Imbali won R20 000 in the Museum Passport Competition that was held at the Msunduzi Museum last Thursday. The competition, the object of which is to encourage pupils to use museums, is an annual event put together by Msunduzi Museum­, the KZN Museum and the Old Prison Museum.

This year 22 schools entered.

Last year’s winner, Hayfields Primary School, came second this year and walked away with R17 500, including the bonus prize of R2 500. TPA Full Service School came third.

Rise and Shine teacher Kisten Peter Nadase said they are very excited about winning.“We didn’t expect to win, but we were hoping to. There were other schools that had a bigger chance of winning, but we hoped we would, and we did.

“This is the first time our school entered this competition and won, which very exciting for us. This money will make a big difference in our school,” he said.

Virrana Frank from the KwaZulu-Natal Museum said they started this competition in 2009.

“We started partnering with different museums in KZN, but now its just us [KZN], Msunduzi and Old Prison museums].

“Schools are given a book, like a passport and each time they visit a museum their book gets stamped, which is why the competition is called the ‘passport competition’. “We want schools to visits museums so we can add value to the curriculum because the KZN Museum is a historical museum and Msunduzi and Old Prison Museums are cultural museums, which is why we run this competition,” she said.

She said schools are given the first two terms to visit the museums and get their “passport” stamped.

“We always visit schools and encourage them to enter the competition, but because of our marketing budget we can’t go to all schools, however, the competition is open to all schools.”

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