Five ‘firsts’ for St Conrad’s

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

St Conrad’s College in North West province is the first school in the province to offer robotics to students. In 2013, St Conrad’s received the Northern Free State Regional 2013 Performance Award Performance Award at the National Robot Olympiad, organised by Trophy Robotics and The First Lego League of South Africa.

St Conrad’s students can also join a gaming club that is “registered with Mind Sport South Africa (MSSA), an affiliate of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). Our club members participate in a number of provincial competitions,” says executive head of the college, Jacques Nel.

This year has seen the inauguration at St Conrad’s of the first school-based AstroTurf in North West, installed by Belgotex/Greenfields. Provincial parliamentarians and local municipal dignitaries attended the special event, the highlight of which was a clash between North West University and the University of Pretoria. “We identified the need for a synthetic playing surface, not just for our own school, but also for the greater community,” says Nel.

St Conrad’s nurtures its talented athletes. Lesego Senokwane was selected to play for the national under-17 cricket team at the end of last year. Cyclist Hazel Magill was crowned the South African champion in the junior ladies age group last year and represented South Africa at the 2013 International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships, in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.

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