Man and Machine 2019

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Connor Potgieter (Photo credit: Kerry Hughes)

Connor Potgieter, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the ‘Man and Machine’ 2019, held in Boston from 9 to 10 August 2019. Connor was the youngest rider to take part in this grueling 150km race. He was placed 18th overall in the Intermediate section, which included 149 riders.

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Laddsworth record breaking Athletes

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The Laddsworth Athletics Team participated at the Howick Preparatory Inter-Schools Athletics Meeting on Wednesday, 14 August 2019.
Laddsworth Athletes broke the following records:
Irie-Mae Bailey: Under 10 Girls 80m Sprint in a time of 12.16
Under 10 Girls 100m Sprint in a time of 15.18
Jessica Andrews Open Girls 150m Sprint in a time of 20.90
Open Girls 100m Sprint in a time of 13.81
Under 10 Girls 100m Relay in a time of 1.04.97
Girls Ladder Relay in a time of 1.01.16.

KwaZulu-Natal Gymnastics Selection

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Abbie Julius, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, participated in the KwaZulu-Natal Artistic Gymnastics Trials in Durban on Saturday 17 August 2019. Abbie was selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal at the South African Gymnastics Games, for Under 9 Level 4, which will be held in Cape Town from 24 to 25 September 2019.

TSA Umgungundlovu Tournament

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Laddsworth pupils competed in the TSA (Tennis South Africa) KZN Umgungundlovu Tennis Tournament, held at Kershaw Park from 9 to 11 August 2019. There was some very stiff opposition and our pupils did very well.
• Adam Tilbury, Grade 6 – 1st (Under 12) Boys Gold Singles
• Joshua Tilbury, Grade 6 - 4th (Under 12) Boys Gold Singles
• Reuben Macfarlane, Grade 6 - 9th (Under 12) Boys Gold Singles
• Jodi Moreno, Grade 6 - 4th (Under 12) Girls Singles
• Tessa Moreno, Grade 4 – 3rd (Under 10) Girls Singles in the TSA Umgungundlovu Lollipop Tennis Tournament. Tessa and her partner were runners-up in Girls Doubles.

Laddsworth Musicians shine at Eisteddfod

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Laddsworth pupils took part in the SASMT (South African Society of Music Teachers) Eisteddfod which was held between 29 July and 9 August 2019 in Pietermaritzburg.
Anna Hind (Grade 5) achieved 2 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 1
Anna May (Grade 4) achieved 3 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 1
Emma Lycett (Grade 7) achieved 2 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 4 and 3 Silver for Woodwind Flute, Grade 2
Frida Simbeye (Grade 7) achieved 1 Silver for Classical Voice, Grade 2
Gregory Leighton (Grade 3) achieved 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Classical Piano, Pre-Grade 1
Isobel Armstrong (Grade 6) achieved 2 Gold and 1 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 5
Jenna-Anne Toohey (Grade 5) achieved 1 Gold and 2 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 2
Kayleigh Henderson (Grade 5) achieved 2 Silver for Woodwind Flute, Grade 3
Kendra Tongue (Grade 6) achieved 2 Gold and 1 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 3
Keziah Smith (Grade 6) achieved 1 Gold and 2 Silver for Classical Piano, Grade 1
Owen Haasbroek (Grade 7) achieved 1 Silver and 2 Bronze for Classical Piano, Grade 1
Ruth Ackerman (Grade 6) achieved 1 Silver and 1 Gold for Classical Piano, Pre-Grade 1 Gold and 2 Silver for Woodwind Flute, Grade 3
Savanna-Belle Fyvie (Grade 7) achieved 3 Gold for Classical Voice, Grade 2
Zani Oelofsen (Grade 3) achieved 1 Gold for Classical Piano, Pre-Grade 1

Laddsworth is very proud of the musical talent at the school.