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Waterstone College’s high school swimming team has improved and achieved impressive results.
The team came first at their inter-high swimming competition in 2015 in Division 2. They were bumped up to Division 1 this season and achieved a first place position at the inter-high swimming competition held at Saheti School on Tuesday, March 1.
According to Waterstone College spokesperson Shandene Hinkley. the team worked exceptionally hard despite a very rainy season, by practicing in their indoor heated pool.
Twenty-one swimmers came first in their events and qualified to compete at the Prestige Gala on March 8 where they excelled, obtaining four gold medals and four bronze medals.
This team has broken a total of 43 school records in one season. Thomas Woodhead obtained two gold medals for 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly, which is a Prestige Record at 30:22 seconds. Chanté Rademan obtained the two gold medals for 50m breaststroke and freestyle. The u.14 200m freestyle relay team took the bronze medal – Sharne Drysdale, Joshua Swanepoel, Leah White and Thomas Woodhead made up the team.
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WATERSTONE College learners marched around the perimeter of their school, in hopes of raising awareness of the issue of drugs and drug abuse.
Following the national campaign, held on Friday, March 18, the high school pupils, who all wore some form of red, were requested to pay R5 to the school, which will be donated to the Kholofelo Hope Centre (adconcerns.co.za)
Alcohol and Drug Concerns (ADC) is a passionate group, aimed at educating the youth on the dangers of drugs and substance use and abuse.
Operational head at Waterstone College, Matthew Ridgeway, said the issue of drug and alcohol abuse in families is not something that should be taken lightly.
“The school responded to the call made by the ADC to support the Red Friday campaign against drugs, and we are marching around the perimeter of the school, praying for peace and protection in our families and community,” he said.
The nationwide prayer, that began at 10am, saw people from all walks of life remembering those affected by drugs.
Pupils started the march on the school grounds, by observing a moment of silence. Thereafter they began the march around the school and were then dismissed for the end of term.
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Youth Hero Opens New Library
Work hard and you'll achieve, just keep going don't give up.
— Sheldon Spear, Youth Hero
After hearing about the Boithuto Community center at the Eikenhof Informal Settlement, Sheldon Spear (lead SA Youth Hero April 2015) decided he wanted to give the center a library where children from the surrounding areas and schools would be able to spend afternoons studying and reading.
In August 2015 Sheldon launched Need 2 Read after donating more than 2 500 books to the Lerato Learning Center in the same area.
Today, Sheldon and his tight knit support group made up of his mom,grandmother, and representatives of the Community Awaiting Training and Glenvista & New South, as well as Louisa, who runs the Boithuto Care Cente, launched for the very first time a library dedicated to the community of Eikenhof.
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Jessica Wade was selected as the number one tennis player for the SA Primary School Inter provincial that took place in Bloemfontein from 31 March to 3 April. Well done to Jessica who now is included in the SA Primary Schools Team.