PARENTS DEMAND MORE SCHOOL SPORT
THE Breidbach community, and particularly the parents, have demanded that more school sports events be staged following a successful festival organised by Breidbach Primary School last weekend.
The Under 13 sport festival consisted of rugby and hockey, which was played at the local sports grounds, and hockey, which was played at the school.
The visiting schools which participated in the wellorganised festival included Khomga-based Morgenster Primary, Newton Primary of Fort Beaufort, and the Cradock-based Michausdal Primary.
“We already have good relationships with the schools but want to further strengthen this, as well as to holistically develop our children to get used to competing against opposition from other schools,” BPS principal Ivan Harry said.
“We will return visits to all those schools in the following quarters and will once again call on the support of parents and the entire community the same way they did with this one.”
The highlight for most of the parents were the rugby and netball curtain-raisers played between the classes from the foundation to the intermediate phase.
A well-attended crowd consisting of parents and community members watched in excitement as their children performed on the rugby field and netball court.
An excited Noeleen Barlow, a mother of a Grade 1 pupil, cheered her daughter on from the sidelines.
“The fun is not caring about errors and mistakes but to enjoy themselves,” Barlow said.
Maverine Jonkers, another parent, said what inspired her most was the interaction between all the pupils and the positive involvement of all the parents.
The two parents, who were responsible for first aid on the day, said no injuries had been sustained.
Lorenay Thompson, who recently completed a Basic Sport Administration course hosted by the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, has put into action what she was taught.
“I assisted the educators by teaching the Grade 1 kids netball skills for the past week and I am happy to see them practicing what they were taught,” Thompson said.
Governing chairwoman Winifred Maart commended the parents in particular for their overwhelming support of the festival.
“I am happy with the outcome of our parents and the community at this event and appreciate their attendance and for supporting their school,” Maart said.
“Let us have many more to come,” she said.
BALL OUT: Breidbach Primary scrumhalf Keagan Randall feeds his back line with the ball during their match against Morgenster in Breidbach last weekend. Breidbach won the game