Midrand Primary School awarded top awards for sports, arts and culture
The Johannesburg East District of the Gauteng Department of Education on the 30th January 2019 held its 2018 extracurricular awards at the Marlboro Community Centre, where learners and teachers were awarded in for their efforts in sports and arts and cultural activities.
Midrand Primary School dominated in the Arts section taking home four awards. Ndivho Hlungwani of the school speech and Drama Club came third in the category of Cultural Learner of the Year 2018; the first position in this category went to Ngele Semele of Midrand Primary School Visual Arts Class. The two learners were judged with their last year’s achievements from Segarona Arts and Culture Eisteddfod, National Eisteddfod Academy of SA and SA Championships of Performing arts.
Drama Teacher Mr Jokozela won first place as the Best Cultural Coordinator of the year; Jokozela organised and coordinated the “Midrand Lebone Schools Play Festival” which is organised for schools around Midrand and Surrounding areas, the festival last year was supported by the Market Theatre CEO Mr Ismial Mahomed who sponsored prize trophies to the winning schools. We are currently busy developing towards the fifth annual installation of the festival. He is also the current “Branda Distiller Trophy Holder for best South African Work” after winning it last year for writing and Directing choral Verse item “Come with Us” at the Speech and Drama College Festival Johannesburg Branch.
Midrand Primary School was awarded the best Cultural School of the Year after combining all its Drama club, Visual Arts class and Music Class last year’s achievements. We would like to thank all the arts learners who worked hard throughout last year not forgetting the Parents for their ongoing support special mention however should go to the teachers Mr Meshack Mashathi Visual Art fundi at the school, Mr Tshepo Motswe in charge of the Music Classes and Mr Jokozela.