Sprint­ing away from drugs

Eyethu Baywatch - - FRONT PAGE - Tam­lyn Jolly

THE 13th an­nual SANCA/Eyethu Bay Watch Walk away from Drugs event was a re­sound­ing suc­cess in an at­mos­phere charged with ex­cite­ment.

About 800 par­tic­i­pants of all ages joined the 5km fun walk which started and ended at the Zu­l­u­land Multi Sport Club in Meerensee.

A good num­ber of schools par­tic­i­pated, in­clud­ing Si­phumelele Sec­ondary School, which won the prize of two fil­ing cab­i­nets and a box of paper for hav­ing the most num­ber of en­tries.

Lizwi High School was the run­nerup school and won one fil­ing cabi­net and four boxes of paper, while third­placed Kati Pri­mary School won a printer and three boxes of paper.

Phesheya Pri­mary, uMh­lathuze Hindu De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee and Aquadene Sec­ondary School fin­ished fourth, fifth and sixth re­spec­tively.

‘We are very pleased with the turnout and yet another suc­cess­ful walk,’ said SANCA Zu­l­u­land Di­rec­tor Shireen Sa­hadev.

‘The school teach­ers seem to be re­al­is­ing what a prob­lem sub­stance abuse is, even in our schools, and that a walk is a healthy al­ter­na­tive to turn­ing to drugs and al­co­hol.

‘We are grate­ful that teach­ers are notic­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing the event.’

Dave Sa­vides

The fun Walk away from Drugs event had a high at­ten­dance from school chil­dren

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