Reshokwtswe Masemene (front right) and Oboikanyo Molobi show off their prizes with some of the teaching personnel in the background. Photo: Lizzy Bapela
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Learners from Bela-Bela’s Mmamakwa Full-Service School broke significant ground during the annual reading aloud competition held at Polokwane’s Bolivia Lodge from Friday, 12 to Saturday, 13 October.
The contest focused on learners at the primary schools’ foundation phase.
All the seven primary schools at Bela-Bela took part in the competition, in the categories of reading aloud, creative writing and mathematics.
The preliminary stages of the contest started last month at local level, through the cluster, circuit followed by the district level.
Mmamakwa Full-Service School Grade 2 leaner, Reshoketswe Masemene, scooped the main overall prize, winning a smartphone, among other goodies.
Masemene, she of the rather small body structure, was the crowd favourite as she stumbled her way to the podium to receive the coveted first prize.
The little one – an orphan, for that matter - mesmerised all and sundry when she emerged the overall winner.
Another of the Bela-Bela school’s orphaned learner, Oboikanyo Molobi, was awarded a certificate of recognition after coming out third overall.
Both kids were under the care of their grandmothers.
Molobi is a Grade 1 learner, who excelled in the reading aloud category.
She had emerged the overall winner from local to district level, before reaching the provincial finals.
In the provincial Grade 1 creative writing category, Mmamakwa Full-Service School’s Keorapetse Makgatho scooped second position.
3 months ago 19 October 2017