Zululand Observer - Weekender
Bay science boffin makes his mark
Arboretum Primary School learner Mohammad Thaqwa Sabjee is a young man of many talents with a unique array of special hobbies and interests.
Robotics, programming, science and sports feature at the top of his list of activities.
The Grade 7 youngster participated in the Lego Robotic League over the weekend in Durban and together with his team, Space Sharks won the KZN Championship leg.
They will represent KZN at the National Competition in Johannesburg in November.
Two weeks ago he participated in the International Eskom Expo Science Fair where he received a gold medal and category trophy award in Agricultural Sciences.
The 13-year old also won the special award for the Best Soil Science Project which he received from the South African Soil Association for his project on ‘Future Farming’.
Mohammad is a true all-rounder and is the school’s head boy and in the Top 10 academic achievers in his grade.
Involved in multiple sports he plays first team cricket, hockey and soccer.
He received KZN Northern Coastal colours for hockey.
Swimming is on his sport itinerary as well and he participates in inter-school galas and is involved in the school’s entrepreneur club.
Also with a vocal flair, Mohammad was placed in the Top 5 in KZN for ATKV Afrikaans Orators and second position in the inter-schools English Orators.
In the Astro Quiz he excelled and in the Zululand Eisteddfod he received A+++ (triple plus) for his poem recitation.
The dedicated and hardworking pupil has a full list of sport and academic activities but ensures he makes time for his hobbies which are deep sea fishing and hunting.
He would like to spend the next two years memorising the Holy Book, the Quraan and continue focusing on his schooling.