Second place in Chess League.
Grace College chess teams participated in the B and C-league of the Pietermaritzburg and District Inter-school Teams’ Chess Competition this term. Both teams achieved second place in their respective leagues. Grace congratulates them on this outstanding achievement.Pictured: (Back row, 2nd in B-League) Shaun Markham, Tino Mahomva, Mark Auge and Garth Wormington(Front row, 2nd in C-League) Brendan Young, Mari Burger, Anele Sikhakhane and Micah Ilett
Adam Findlay (Gr 9), came first in this year’s KZN rock-climbing finals held in Durban recently. He competed in the U15 boys’ age group and is said to have climbed with great style, control and strength. Furthermore, Adam has been invited to represent South Africa at the Youth World Championships in Canada later this year. “Well done, Adam! Grace College is very proud of you.”
Pictured: Adam Findlay in action
Leap Challenge – Journey Of Hope
Grace College parent, Greg Perrett, along with fellow riders, Willie Pelser, Mark Christie, Gary Preston, Johann Wykerd and Rich Cole, embarked on the LEAP Challenge on 18 May 2013, to raise funds for Grace’s LEAP Programme (Learner Enrichment and Advancement Programme). They cycled from Cape Town to Grace College over a period of 11 days, covering a distance of 1738 km on mostly dirt roads. The daily updates left one with the distinct impression that this challenge was marked by great camaraderie amongst the riders and back-up team – certainly a recipe for success. Greg and his team were met with jubilant cheers by the Grace pupils, staff, their families and friends upon arrival at the school, which marked the end of this incredible journey of hope. Grace College extends a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Greg, his team of fellow riders, back-up and support teams and sponsors for this remarkable undertaking to ensure that the LEAP Programme continues to run successfully.
Pictured (l-r): Gary Preston, Mark Christie, Rich Cole, Willie Pelser and Greg Perrett