Umgungundlovu Inter-District Relay team

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Taebron Jursa, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, was selected to run on Saturday, 29 September for Umgungundlovu in a KZN Athletics Inter-District relay team at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban. She ran in the Under 15 Girls, Swedish Medley Relay and the Under 17 Medley Relay, running the 100m section. Her team won all their races. Unfortunately the Under 17’s dropped a baton, but still managed to win the Best District Girls Team and the Best Overall District Team (boys and girls).

Bronze at 2018 South African Gymnastic Games

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Crystal Viljoen, a Grade 5 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School competed at the 2018 South African Gymnastic Games, held at WITS University in Johannesburg on Sunday 30 September 2018.
Crystal competed at Level 9 Rhythmic Gymnastics, and was the youngest competitor in the rotation.
She managed podium finishes on all 3 required routines, and was the overall South African Bronze Medalist.

KZN Junior Championship Gala

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L-R: Thomas Truter (Grade 7) and Nicholas Kruger (Grade 6)
Laddsworth pupils took part in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship Gala from Friday 21 - Sunday 23 September at King's Park Pool in Durban.

Georgina Francis (Grade 6), took part in numerous races and achieved Personal Best times in all her events.
Patrick Lamb (Grade 5), advanced into 4 finals and achieved personal best times in all his events.

Thomas Truter (Grade 7):
Silver medal for 50m Breaststroke
Silver medal for 100m Breaststroke

Nicholas Kruger (Grade 6):
Gold medal for 200m Freestyle
Silver medal for 100m Freestyle
Silver medal for 50m Butterfly
Silver medal for 100m Breaststroke
Silver medal for 50m Freestyle
Bronze medal for 50m Breaststroke

South African Representation for Abigility Maths

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L-R: Tessa Moreno (Grade 3), Mr Gavin Lambooy (Headmaster), Jodi Moreno (Grade 5).
Two of our Laddsworth pupils were awarded trophies in the KZN Regional Abagility Maths Club Championship held on Saturday, 25 August in Hillcrest, where around 350 pupils participated across various levels.
Abigility teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, based on Japanese abacus maths techniques. Two papers were written, one using an abacus and a second paper using ‘Anzan’ which is mental arithmetic.
Tessa Moreno (Grade 3) won the Champions trophy for her module; she was also placed 5th in the Junior ‘Anzan’ Dictation Challenge.
Jodi Moreno was awarded the Champions trophy for her module, and was placed 2nd overall in the Senior Abacus Dictation Challenge and 2nd in the Advanced Anzan Dictation Challenge. She was also chosen to do an Anzan demonstration.
Both girls have been chosen to represent South Africa in the International Competition on 30 September 2018 in Gauteng.

Well done to Jodi and Tessa, we are very proud of your achievements!

Laddsworth Senior Primary Athletics Day

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Laddsworth Primary school held its annual Athletics Field Events on 16 August and Track Events on 17 August 2018. Grade 3 to 7 pupils took part in the event and there was great rivalry between the four Houses: Duiker, Kudu, Nyala and Oribi, with Duiker coming out the winner at the end of the two events.
Despite the cold weather 4 records were broken over the two days:
 Shot Put Girls Under 11 – Danielle Kaschula (Kudu) – Distance 9,15m
 High Jump Boys Under 9 – Declan Bornman (Oribi)- Height 1,11m
 High Jump Girls Under 11 – Ellen Oosthuizen (Oribi) – Height 1,30m
 Under 9 Boys 100m Relay –– Ayanda Kunene, Nicandro Padayachee, Cameron Dunbar and Quillan Fyvie (Oribi) – Time: 1m 09,94s