Epworth School News for July
KZN Epworth pupil top in National English Olympiad
Grade 11 Epworth High School pupil, Shraya Moodley, was top of the pile when the De Beers English Olympiad announced its top 20 winners for 2017 at an intimate function at the Settlers Monument in Grahamstown, held during the National Schools’ Festival last week.
Her fellow contestants as well as Rhodes University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Chrissie Boughey, congratulated a very shocked and emotional Shraya Moodley (16) at the prestigious prize-giving ceremony. Dr Boughey announced that Rhodes University would be giving the top 15 learners scholarships that will cover their first year of tuition, provided they meet the university’s entry requirements.
Two other Epworth pupils also found themselves in the top 20 with Catherine Bloy and Jessica Freedman achieving 15th and 17th position, respectively. In addition, Epworth’s Josie Makkink came 26th.
The primary objective of the De Beers English Olympiad is to encourage critical thinking and creative writing. For Epworth, this is an amazing and unprecedented achievement that reflects the high standard of work produced by the school’s English department.
Epworth gives back on Mandela Day
Epworth chose to give back to the Jes Foord Foundation in celebration of Mandela Day. They supported the foundation’s “Handbag project” by asking all the girls to donate good second-hand handbags as well as comfort items to fill the bags. The school held a special chapel service at which all the girls wrote personal letters of encouragement to rape victims which will accompany the handbags. They also prayed for rape survivors and their families. The foundation will make the handbags available to rape victims during the initial reporting process at the police station.
Epworth Pre-Primary Bikes
Hattons Cycles delivered 25 new bikes to Epworth Pre-Primary School which were purchased from funds raised at the Epworth Mudman.