Queen­stown schools do well at quiz

The Rep - - YOUNG REP - By Tem­bile Sgqolana and Abongile Sol­und­wana

TWO Queen­stown schools took first and third po­si­tions in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories in the Eastern Cape pro­vin­cial Miniquiz at the South African Premier Na­tional Science Com­pe­ti­tion on May 14.

Lu­vuyo Lerumo High School and Maria Louw High School pupils com­peted at pro­vin­cial event and took first place in the gold and third in the plat­inum cat­e­gories re­spec­tively.

Pupils from these schools will now pre­pare for the na­tional com­pe­ti­tions in Johannesburg later this year.

Tando Mpo­tulo, Zin­tle Bong­wana and Sihle Ngoma of Lu­vuyo Lerumo with Son­wa­bile Kuka, Siyavuya Fikamva and Abulele Mzin­gelwa of Maria Louw have flown the Queen­stown ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment dis­trict flag high at the com­pe­ti­tion.

In an in­ter­view with The Rep, Queen­stown ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment dis­trict of­fi­cial Madoda Ndembe said the dis­trict was very proud of the two schools and hoped other schools would learn from them.

“The dis­trict is over­joyed be­cause this shows growth in the fields of maths and phys­i­cal science. We hope it will give hope to maths and physics teach­ers by in­still­ing a level of en­thu­si­asm,” he said

Ndembe said it would en­cour­age other pupils to fol­low in the di­rec­tion of maths and science, be­cause many op­por­tu­ni­ties with fu­ture prospects were avail­able in terms of the is­su­ing of bur­saries.

“I thank the teach­ers who are ded­i­cated the pupils for their hard work. They have made us proud,” he said.

CHAMPS: Lu­vuyo Lerumo High School pupils who took first place in the pro­vin­cial Miniquiz science com­pe­ti­tion gold cat­e­gory. Back from left, ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment of­fi­cial Madoda Ndembe, prin­ci­pal Simphiwe Ty­i­lana, teach­ers Tom Thomas, Su­san Si­mon and front from left, Sihle Ngoma, Zin­tle Bong­wana and Tando Mpo­tulo

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