Mokidiane Primary School and Matthew Phosa Secondary School named winners of the 2021 District Cleanest School Competition. The competition was held today at Blouberg Fire Station in Senwabarwana under Blouberg Local Municipality.
The two schools took home R10000 worth of cash price each. The award ceremony was led by MMC for Community Services Cllr Betty Kgare representing the Executive Mayor Cllr John Mpe.
The competition had both primary school and secondary school categories. Botshwa primary and Mahlase secondary school took position two, taking home R8000. Third position went to Mmakgomo primary and Dikoloi secondary school and both received a cash price of R6000.
The competition was voluntarily open to all schools with forms available at the Department of Education circuit offices. Ten schools entered the competition, six primary and four secondary.
“We applaude every school that took part in the competition,” said Cllr Kgare. She added that it is not only about winners, “it’s also about the difference these makes in the eco-school programme.”
“As schools, we thank and appreciate your efforts with this competition. You have enlightened us on what we need to do to ensure clean environment and the safety thereof. We promise that next year we will have more schools entering the competition, ” said Jeannette Mochemi, Principal of Botshwa Primary School speaking on behalf of Schools.