Schools com­pete in drill con­test to­mor­row

Cape Times - - FRONT PAGE - CHEVON BOOYSEN chevon.booysen@inl.co.za

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.

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