Class of 2020 in the spotlight: Boaz Sterley from Hendrik Louw Primary School
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in schools closing and students learning from home, ultimately leaving no room for sport. One has to feel for the Grade 7s and 12s in their last years of primary and high school. The boys and girls worked hard on the pre-season training and looked forward to a year full of excitement, recognition and new experiences but now have missed out on certain opportunities in 2020. AWSUM would like to give them some recognition as they will never be able to turn back the clock and write their own bit of school history in a year that was to be their biggest in their school career.
AWSUM spoke to Boaz Sterley from Hendrik Louw Primary School’s first team chess top player.
This is a difficult year for the Grade 7’s of 2020, and even more so for the sportsmen and girls. Can you describe to us your personal experience and feelings in this regard?
It’s been an interesting experience.
What were you looking forward to the most this year?
Going on the Orange River tour.
Who would have been your toughest opposition and why?
Any outstanding players in your team(in your opinion) that the public missed out on seeing play this year?
Evan Gill and Kean van Coller.
What makes it special to play for the first team of Hendrik Louw Primary?
I get to support my team, I get to represent my school and the Chess tours are a lot of fun.
What is your best memory on the chess board thus far?
Getting the chance to represent WP at the SAJJC and winning my first gold medal.
Why would you recommend Hendrik Louw Primary to future scholars?
It is a great school, the teachers are great and the learning experience is fun.
What is your focus for the rest of 2020?
To achieve new goals.
A message to your teammates of 2020: