A won­der­ful kite-fly­ing day

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - JBJ Re­porter

TWO SCHOOLS from Ot­tery – Chris­tel House and Ot­tery Youth Care and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre – won the Edu-Kite Schools’ Com­pe­ti­tion at the 15th Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Kite Fes­ti­val.

The com­pe­ti­tion was open to or­di­nary schools and to schools for chil­dren with spe­cial needs. Each of the 37 schools that en­tered was given a set of blank kite skins to dec­o­rate on the theme. The Kite Fes­ti­val was in aid of World Men­tal Health Day.

Fes­ti­val spokes­woman Cathy Wil­liams said the fes­ti­val was a great suc­cess. Even though the wind didn’t re­ally co-op­er­ate, more than 20 000 vis­i­tors (plus hun­dreds of vol­un­teers and stall­hold­ers) were there. More than R100 000 was raised for Cape Men­tal Health.

“The kiters had a great time. The Creative Kite Com­pe­ti­tion showed ex­cel­lent ex­am­ples of Malay Swal­low Kites – a de­sign that was orig­i­nally bought to the Cape by slaves gen­er­a­tions ago.”

And she added: “Thanks to Jelly­bean Jour­nal read­ers for your sup­port. We re­ally, re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate that you helped Cape Men­tal Health reach new heights.”

The kids’ kites were as­sem­bled into fly­ing kite arches and judged on stage dur­ing the fes­ti­val, be­fore all the schools took part in a mass fly in the main arena.

In the or­di­nary schools cat­e­gory, Chris­tel House came first and won R3 000. Pauw Ge­denk Pri­mary in Paarl came sec­ond and won R2 000 and Bel­har Pri­mary came third and won R1 000.

In the cat­e­gory of schools for pupils with spe­cials needs, Ot­tery Youth Care and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre won R3 000, Blou­vlei School in Re­treat won R2 000 and Mary Hard­ing School in Athlone won R1 000.

FLY­ING: Back left to right, teach­ers David Chi­rova , Er­rol Dixon, Donetha

Cupido with Zimvo Nokama,

Siyamthanda Mgudlwa,Yanga Mdudu, Febe Mbiko, Ju­liana

Un­dengue. Sec­ond row: Dan­ren Morkel, Lona Nokama, Danielle Davids,

Mzukhona Sobekwa. Ly­ing in front, Lit­tha

Dakuse.

WIN: Goo­sain and Mu­jaid Davids, 8, – first in the Ju­nior Creative Kite Com­pe­ti­tion.

FIRST: Ot­tery Youth Care and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre – first LSEN school. Left to right, Adrian Adri­aanse, Gcinikhaya Bam, Farzana Sange (ther­a­pist), Ri­cardo Tembu.

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