Laddsworth pupils excel at American Ballet Performance Awards

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Laddsworth Ballet Dancers took part in the American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards, which took place on Saturday 2 November 2019 in Pietermaritzburg.
The 14 girls ranging from Grade One to Grade Seven, from Julia Powell Ballet, all received a medal and certificate.

Level 1: Claire Dottridge (Grade 1) – Silver with distinction
Level 2: Erin Ford (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Kayla Bisset (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Hannah van der Merwe (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Abigail Moodley (Grade 2) – Silver with distinction
Level 3: Emilia Stuart-Hill (Grade 3) – Silver with distinction
Faye Firth (Grade 3) – Silver
Lily Freeman-Smith (Grade 3) – Silver
Christina Heafield (Grade 3) – Silver
Level 4: Molly Whitley (Grade 5) – Silver
Level 6: Keziah Smith (Grade 6) – Silver with Double distinction
Ella Shuttleworth (Grade 7) – Silver with Double distinction
Camryn Heafield (Grade 7) – Gold
Level 8: Crystal Viljoen (Grade 6) – Gold

Crystal Viljoen and Camryn Heafield, who were awarded Gold, have both been offered partial scholarships to attend the American Academy of Ballet Summer School in New York in July 2020.

Congratulations to all our Ballet Dancers!

Quattro ROAG Series Runner up

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L-R: Dr Kirsten Van Heerden, Omar Wilson (Grade 7)

Omar Wilson, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, received an award for coming 2nd overall in the Quattro ROAG Series 2019. He received it at the awards dinner, which was held at The Hilton Bush Lodge, on 26 October 2019. Omar competed in the Sub Junior, Under 14 Boys category. The Quattro ROAG series is an event consisting of 10 marathon type races, with a distance of 20-30km each, of which participants need to take part in at least 6 to be considered for the series awards.

Congratulations Omar!

KZN Cricket Selection

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Ryan McKean, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, has been selected to represent the KwaZulu-Natal Inland Under 13B Regional Team. Laddsworth is very proud of Ryan’s achievements and wish him all the best for the upcoming tournaments in December.

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.