Grows­mart com­pe­ti­tion a suc­cess

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To cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Literacy Day, East Lon­don and Port El­iz­a­beth pri­mary schools went head to head in the Grows­mart Literacy Com­pe­ti­tion held at the In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (ICC) on Satur­day.

The schools each had to se­lect teams of three pupils each in grades 4, 5 and 6 re­spec­tively.

Pupils from the same grades were se­lected to each sub­mit a story for the story-writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Grows­mart founder Jewel Har­ris said the com­pe­ti­tion started off as a spell­ing bee in the West­ern Cape.

East Lon­don’s own Khany­isa Pri­mary School came fourth and Tri­omf Pri­mary School from Port El­iz­a­beth won over­all, walk­ing away with a school im­prove­ment fund to the value of R25,000, as well as R2,500 per pupil and R1,500 for the men­tor.

Magqabi Pri­mary School came sec­ond and Car­i­tas Pri­mary third – both are from Port El­iz­a­beth.

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