Dance competition promotes talent and unity

Briardale Primary School was placed first in the third annual Inter-School Dance Competition.

Non-profit organisation, NeDFest, in partnership with Hillgrove Primary School, held their third annual Inter-School Dance Competition, recently . Various schools in and around Newlands participated in the competition. All schools conveyed magnificent performances.

NeDFest chairman, Mr P Naipal, said the aim of this event was to bring together the various cultures of South Africa and to protect and preserve our heritage.

“Our scholars of today are our leaders of tomorrow and it is the obligation of educators and other bodies like ours to guide and support the children. Perhaps dance may be their future profession,” he said.

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Each student who participated in the dance competition was given a medal, certificate and meal. Every school that participated received a trophy and an acknowledgment of participation.

The school that was positioned in the first place was Briardale Primary School, second was Paul Sykes Primary School and third was Hillgrove Primary School.

Gracing the event were dignitaries of the Department of Education, namely Mr du Plessis and Mr Isseri. Both dignitaries delivered exemplary speeches touching on subjects affecting scholars of today like teamwork, ego as well as understanding and respecting all cultures.

NeDFest and Hillgrove Primary School thanked all schools pupils who participated as well as teachers and choreographers who took time out to be present and make this occasion a remarkable success.

Zola Phoswa

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