Laddsworth Squash Stars

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L-R: Lara Strydom (Grade 5), Aiden McNeil (Grade 4) and Lily Strydom (Grade 3)
Laddsworth pupils participated in the first KZN Junior Squash Tournament of the Season, which was held at Clifton Nottingham Road on Sunday 27 October 2019.
Aiden McNeil (Grade 4) came first in the Under 11 Boys section.
Lily Strydom (Grade 3) came second in the Girls Under 11 section.
Lara Strydom (Grade 5) came 15th in the Girls Under 13 section.

Laddsworth Gymnast to compete in Dubai

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Crystal Viljoen (Grade 6) Photo Credit: On Site Images

Crystal Viljoen, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, won Gold for Level 10 Under 15 Rhythmic Gymnastics at the SA Gym Games in September 2019. Crystal will be competing at the Dubai International Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship (DuGym Cup), which will take place in Dubai from 5 to 7 December 2019. Laddsworth is very proud of Crystal’s achievements. We wish her all the best for this prestigious event, where she will be competing against other world-class rhythmic gymnasts.

Laddsworth cares

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L-R: Mr Neelan Pillay (Deputy Headmaster), Ms Marieke Stoll (volunteer from Germany), Ms Sophie Jürgens (volunteer from Germany), Mrs Jackie Ponsford (Siyabonga Representative), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster)

Laddsworth Primary School collected toys, stationery, balls, skipping ropes and toiletries for the Siyabonga Care Centres during October. Mrs Jackie Ponsford, a representative from Siyabonga, as well as German volunteers, Marieke Stoll and Sophie Jürgens, collected the items from Laddsworth on Wednesday, 30 October 2019. They were overwhelmed by the generous amount of items collected. Siyabonga will distribute these items to those in need at their Care Centres.

KZN Athletics Sub-Youth Championship

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Laddsworth Athletics Captains Jamie Kloppers and Jonathan Werth took part in the KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Sub-Youth Championship at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban on 12 October 2019. This is the KZN Athletics main event for the Sub-Youth Championships (7 to 15 year age groups). The results from this event will be used to select a Provincial team that will participate in the Inter-Provincial competition in November. This year, more than 650 athletes participated in the event.
Jamie Kloppers (Grade 7) won Gold in the 80m hurdles and came 4th in the 200m hurdles.
Jonathan Werth (Grade 7) came 5th in the 1500m and 10th in the 800m.

Well done to our Athletics Captains on their performances!

Laddsworth Ballerina

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Camryn Heafield, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has qualified to perform in the prestigious Ballet Gala Performance 2019, presented by the Cecchetti Society of KwaZulu-Natal. This annual production, will take place at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban on 9 November 2019. It is a showcase celebrating excellence in dance as all the participants have qualified by achieving a minimum of 70 percent for their 2019 Ballet Examination. Camryn, a member of Julia Powell School of Ballet in Hilton, received a distinction award for her Grade 4 ballet exam. We wish Camryn all the best for the performance.