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Commonwealth essay medal achievement

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last year, Port Elizabeth’s St George’s Preparatory School’s annual entry into the Commonwealth Essay Competition achieved two medals. The competition – which is more than a century old – is arguably the world’s oldest and largest international education competition. Each year the theme deals with issues relevant to the world today. Last year, entrants discussed science, technology and society.

The plight of drought-stricken Eastern Cape grabbed Timothy McWilliams’ creative attention. Using a diary format, Timothy (then in Grade 6) put forward his idea of ‘magnetically’ attracting water molecules until they formed huge rain clouds. His entry received a silver medal in the Class D section. Khanya Dambuza’s entry took a more sinister twist, dealing with a mad scientist on a quest to create the most perfect human singing voice! Her efforts reined in a bronze medal, also in the Class D section. Khanya was only in Grade 5 at the time. To have two of the four Class D winners in South Africa attending St George’s Prep was indeed an honour.


Category: Autumn 2011

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