Erika squad makes its mark
The Erika Primary School drill and marching band was invited to participate in the annual Mitchell's Plain Marching Band Competition, which took place on Saturday, 13 October in Westridge, Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town.
The event is organised by the police and aims to teach learners self discipline, improve their self confidence and build their self image. Major-general Jeremy Veary of the Mitchell's Plain Police Cluster said that through activities such as these children are encouraged to stay away from drugs, gangsterism and criminal activities.
Schools from as far afield as Vredendal North, Port Elizabeth and Plettenberg Bay also participated. "Our learners performed in three categories, namely grand march pass, exhibition and best dressed. The Erika Primary School team, first-time participants, performed exceptionally well and were cheered for loudly by the spectators each time they took to the arena," says Denzil van Graan, principal of Erika Primary.
The Erika Primary School drill and marching band is really going places.