Schools compete in drill contest tomorrow
THE annual drill competition for schools will take place tomorrow.
The initiative, in conjunction with Midea Events, Mitchells Plain police and the Plainsman, started in 2007.
It showcases Mitchells Plain primary and high schools.
The event spokesperson Abie Isaacs said they looked forward to hosting the 15 local schools and four others from the Eastern Cape and Vredendal.
“The drilling competition started in 2007, through the efforts of MajorGeneral Jeremy Vearey as a project to deter youth from criminal activities.
“We needed an initiative that was sustainable and today the competition has grown into more than that; it has become a brand.”
Isaacs said the competition was aimed at youth from communities where criminal activities were rife.
He said the drilling initiative was funded from their own pockets, and was extended to the Eastern Cape in 2012.
The competition is at the Westridge Oval Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain from 8am to 6pm. There is no entrance fee.