Midlands schools news, March 2019

On February 28 Treverton Prep hosted a gala (pictured above) involving Clifton Nottingham Road, Winterton Prep and New Hanover. The final results were as follows: First was Winterton A, second Treverton, third Winterton B, fourth Clifton Notties and fifth New Hanover.

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Treverton Prep held a civvies day to raise funds for the Mooi River SPCA. The school collected R1381 in cash and donated about R 1000 worth of dog and cat food.

Left to right: Gareth Edwards, Adam Tilbury and Calum Mulder (in the water). Picture: Cayley Arntzen

Laddsworth Primary’s Grade 6 pupils went on their annual grade tour to BergVenture over three days last month. The pupils took part in various activities, including foefie-sliding, tree climbing, abseiling, horse riding, hiking, navigating obstacle courses and a ‘potjie kos’ competition.

They learned to push their boundaries and made lasting friendships during their tour.

St Charles College’s Wandile Ngcobo, Sheldon Niebuhr, Emmanuel Faluade and Sheldon Spence were recently awarded their Honours in Choir.

This award was given to Grade 11 and Grade 12 boys who have for two consecutive years been selected for the KZN Midlands Youth Choir. At the end of last year, Sheldon was selected as a deputy head boy for the KZN Midlands Youth Choir.

Left to right: Wandile Ngcobo, Sheldon Niebuhr, Emmanuel Faluade and Sheldon Spence. Picture: Saysha Baker

The much-awaited Wembley Premier League Hockey tournament took place on Saturday, March 2 on the Wembley Astro. Seven teams, Plennegy, Mascor, Rhino Charcoal, Bracken, Face First Media, Engen and Umvoti Fuel and Oil battled it out for a place in the finals.

Defending champs shine in Spar hockey tournament

The teams are made up of players selected during a weekly auction process, to raise funds for lights on the hockey astro pitch. Each team is a combination of pupils, senior players and wild cards. The wild card players are some of the best in South Africa, who have represented their country at some point in their career.

Engen were crown the new Wembley Premier League champions.

The top four teams who made it to the semi-finals were Engen, Plennegy, Face First Media and Rhino Charcoal. Engen and Plennegy fought it out in a nail-biting final, with Engen scoring in the last 10 seconds of the game to be crowned champions. Face First Media finished third and Rhino Charcoal were fourth.

Wembley College Michael Yeadon said, “Our Wembley Mission statement is, ‘to educate and inspire learners to be individuals’ and I believe the WPL tournament is testament to this ethos. I would like to thank all the adult players, managers and organisers for assisting and guiding all the younger players to create a pleasant environment where hockey can thrive.”

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The Hilton College Rowing Club participated in the South African Schools’ Rowing Championships over the weekend. The Hilton rowers made numerous semi-finals and finals and the successful medal winners were: JM19 4X+ Rory Plunket, Patrick Plunket, Nick Weinberg, George Gearing and Coxswain James Coull, coached by Ernie Steenkamp, who won the Gold Medals and Shield for the first time in the school’s history.

JM19 2X+ Rory Plunket and Patrick Plunket, took the Gold medal and trophy. JM19 1X+ Patrick Plunket took gold and trophy, while Rory Plunket was narrowly beaten into the bronze medal position.

Patrick Plunket is only the third person to ever win three gold medals in the open division. Hilton is currently ranked No 1 nationally in the U19 category, based on medal standing.