Get your motor running!

New Hanover Prep hosted its annual motorbike ride fundraising event recently. A great success, it saw the largest entry of riders for this event to date.

The course winds through beautiful farmland at the foot of the Blinkwater mountain range and is a rider’s paradise. Riders of all abilities took part, enjoying the kiddies’ loop, technical enduro loop and alternate routes for less experienced riders.

Pictured, top: Jade Wolhuter enjoying the kiddies loop.

Epworth School recently held the official opening of its new performing arts centre. The ceremony featured performances by a massed choir and the LiveArt Dance Company.

In the picture: Nobukhosi Buthelezi with her first book – ‘Royal Scars’.

Nobukhosi Buthelezi, a Grade 9 pupil at Wartburg Kirchdorf School, has just launched her first book Royal Scars, published by Intentionally Elegant Publishers.

Royal Scars is about a girl whose life changed drastically after the brutal death of her mother. She falls in love with a prince whom she discovers has a secret that may affect his image in the community.

Journalism and forensic science

Nobukhosi is interested in journalism and forensic science. She loves to study the people around her and write about them, and also enjoys “predicting” stories about strangers.

Wartburg Kirchdorf School said it is extremely proud of the young author and wishes her all the best for her bright future.

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The Wykeham Collegiate Wind Ensemble about to play live on East Coast Radio. Picture: Jackie Clausen

The Wykeham Collegiate Wind Ensemble travelled to Umhlanga to perform live on East Coast Radio’s Drive Show with Bongani and Mags.

Because they couldn’t all fit into the studio, it was decided that they would play in the foyer!

Deputy principal Graham Stewart-Burger giving an impromptu lesson to boys in Scrummies. Picture: Supplied

Teachers at St Charles Scrummies are always recognising and making the most of learning opportunities that present themselves – this sometimes even includes phoning the deputy principal, Graham Stewart-Burger, to see if he can run down to Scrummies to provide an impromptu science lesson!

When the boys were picking fresh veggies from their garden, they noticed two caterpillars on one of the citrus plants. The deputy principal chatted to them about the life cycle of caterpillars and how these ones in particular would eventually become Citrus Swallowtail Butterflies.

Saskia Renzi takes part in the Girls U14 100m.

Twelve Treverton athletes competed as part of the 87-member team representing KZN at the prestigious schools athletics championships in Bloemfontein on Saturday, October 5.

It is the biggest inter-schools meeting in SA, with 28 schools and varsity and club teams taking part. More than 1000 athletes participated.

Treverton pupils results:
Girls:
Saskia Renzi: U14 100m, 2nd in heat 3;
Gemma Hickenbotham: U17, 6th discus and javelin;
Michaela Licen: U16, 6th 100m and 200m;
Christin Minnaar: U15, 8th high jump;

Boys
Caleb Jennings: U14, 6th 800m;
Trent Freeman: U15, 8th discus;
Kai Broom: U14, 5th 400m (55,91 sec, broke school record by 2 sec);
Ryan Stockil: U15 high jump gold – 1,90m.
These athletes are trained by dedicated coaches Rianne Botha and Travis Pellew.

Clifton Prep School in Nottingham Road sent us this fantastic aerial shot to remind us of its stunning environment and surrounds. The school provides a first rate, holistic education, and boasts a safe, beautiful campus, world class facilities, committed, dynamic staff and, of course, country fresh air.