LADDSWORTH PRIMARY NEWS
LADDSWORTH PRIMARY NEWS
Laddsworth pianist top in grade
Airen de la Mare in Grade 7 at Laddsworth Primary School was awarded two Gold medals (above 85%) and one Silver medal (above 75%) at the annual Music Eisteddfod for her Grade 3 piano performances. Her gold achievements were received for Allegro by Muzio Clementi and a Spanish piece, Ya se murio el burro, composed by Trad arr Barratt. The silver was earned for her rendition of Cotton Reel.
Laddsworth’s Leaping Wolf honours
Two boys at Laddsworth Primary School, Kyle Bullock in Grade 6 and Michael Finch in Grade 5 have earned their Leaping Wolf badges, this is the highest acclaim a Cub can be awarded. This is also the only badge from Cubs that can be worn on the Scout uniform.
It takes around 6 months to complete this badge and the process includes a range of achievements such as community project participation and personal growth. Along the way each task completed must be recorded in a handwritten Log Book. Only a small percentage of Cubs achieve this award because it requires great commitment from the children and their parents.
Recently the Chief Scouter of South Africa presented the awards in Durban at a special ceremony. Laddsworth is proud to have two Leaping Wolf achievers amongst these accolades.
Laddsworth Showjumper placed 3rd at Canterbury Show
Courtney-Jayde Swindon, a Grade 3 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, placed 3rd in horse jumping at the Canterbury Show recently.
Laddsworth Primary Gymnast
Kendra Tongue in Grade 2 at Laddsworth Primary School competed in the Glenwood Gymnastics Club Invitational Competition where she was awarded a medal for her Level 1 achievement in the U8 age group.
Laddsworth siblings at SA National Judo Championships
Two Laddsworth Primary School pupils, Mark and Jordan Plaatjies qualified for the SA National Judo Championships held in Stellenbosch during the recent holiday. The younger sibling, Jordan had good fights and won two out of his four fights. Competing in a field of about 12 competitors the older sibling, Mark, placed third in his division and received a bronze medal. The competition was tight and the boys both did very well.
Little Shop of Horrors revived at Laddsworth
This year the Laddsworth Primary School Grade 7 play was based on ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, originally a 1960’s comedy horror movie which then became an Off Broadway musical production with subsequent revivals on screen and stage during the 1980’s.
Every Grade 7 pupil participated in the production, even the tech team were included in on-stage performances. Di Smythe did an excellent job of casting each child in a role that fitted their comfort zone, showcased their abilities or stretched them to the point of realising hidden talents.
The unforgettable stars of the play that must bear mentioning are the family of plants, created by the Bullock family. These impressive 3D artworks added an element of awe and visual enjoyment to the performance. The backdrops crafted by Laurie Raubenheimer were perfectly suited to the storyline.
Four consecutive performances concluded in two full house evening shows. Audiences approved heartily of the entertainment presented.
Laddsworth Primary collects Miles of money for Rhinos
R 1167.04 was collected in the Rhino campaign this year by Laddsworth Primary School pupils. They gathered these coins to donate to Rhino Rage in the fight against rhino poaching. The Eco-Club made a money mile with all the coins. The ‘mile’ was 87 and a half metres long and the funds will be presented to Rhino Rage in an upcoming assembly.
LADDSWORTH Nelson Mandela MTB win for Sam
Sam Moore in Grade 7 at Laddsworth Primary School had a fantastic result at the Nelson Mandela MTB race on Saturday 29 August. He finished sixth place overall and 2nd in his age group in the 21km race.