Laddsworth Mathematical Stars

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Two Laddsworth pupils were awarded trophies at the KZN Regional Abagility Maths Club Championship held on Saturday, 19 August in Kloof. 240 pupils participated across various levels.
Abagility teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division based on Japanese abacus mathematics techniques. Two papers were written, one using an abacus and a second paper using “anzan’ which is mental arithmetic.
Tessa Moreno, Grade 2, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy, attaining the highest mark for her level.
Jodi Moreno, Grade 4, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy for her module. This is the fourth consecutive year that Jodi has received this award. Jodi furthered her achievements by being placed 2nd overall in the Millions and Billions Dictation Challenge, and 3rd overall in the Advanced Anzan Dictation Challenge.
Both girls have also been chosen to represent KZN in the Nationals Championship to be held in Gauteng in October.

KZN Duiker Rugby Team selection

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Chris Prinsloo, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, who plays for the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Youth Rugby Club, has been selected to represent the KZN Duiker team. Chris will travel with his team to Pretoria to play in the Interprovincial Tournament in the October holidays.

Pietermaritzburg Eisteddfod

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L-R: Casey Mosdell, Kayleigh Henderson, Emma Lycett, Isobel Armstrong
Laddsworth pupils took part in the SASMT Eisteddfod 2017, which was held at The Wykeham Collegiate on Monday 7 August 2017.
Casey Mosdell achieved 2 silver certificates and 1 bronze for Strings: Violin, Grade 2
Kayleigh Henderson achieved a silver certificate for Woodwind: Flute, Pregrade 1
Emma Lycett achieved 3 silver certificates for Classical Piano, Grade 2
Isobel Armstrong achieved 2 gold certificates for Classical Piano, Grade 3
Laddsworth is very proud of our musical talent, well done girls!

KZN Midlands Youth Ballet

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Jessica Conway successfully auditioned for the KZN Midlands Youth Ballet Company. The KZN Midlands Youth Ballet in association with the Cape Town City Ballet presented the ‘Ugly Duckling’ during the July holidays at the Hilton College Theatre.
Jessica was a swallow in the cast, which included four professional dancers from the Cape Town City Ballet Youth Project, choreographed and directed by Robin van Wyk.
We are very proud of Jessica on her selection for the KZN Midlands Youth Ballet Company.

Consulting Civil Engineers Sports Day

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Ruth Bromley, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the Consulting Civil Engineers Sports day over the weekend in Pietermaritzburg. Ruth’s team was placed third overall in the obstacle course.