MOOIHOEK– Mooihoek Community Hall was abuzz with activity as the first annual Tsimanyane Arts and Culture Fiesta finals showed down on Saturday.
Nineteen primary and seven secondary schools participated in the finals under all categories. Tsimanyane and Regae Primary Schools were awarded overall winners when they collected more medals and trophies in all categories. Hututu Secondary School was awarded the only overall winner in all categories among all secondary schools that took part in the final.
Jeff Walker, Project Director told the paper: “Let’s give our kids in rural areas a platform to express themselves through art performances because they are the only recreational activities that work in line with child development in school curriculum. I believe the platform laid by Tsimanyane Circuit and Bana Ba Sekhukhune Community Solution will grow and extend to other circuits.”
Walker believed their first project provided a great platform for youngsters and that a lot needed to be done because kids performed beyond expectations
“Teachers have done well in preparing the kids for the event and that was evident through the great performances displayed” added Walker.
Florence Pakgadi, a teacher said: “We thank all the stakeholders, especially teachers who worked tirelessly under a short space of time to present well directed performances at our 1ST Annual art and culture competition and our main sponsor Charmaine Kleinhans & Associates for spearheading the success of this event.”
Walker concluded the event could not have been successful without the help of Charmaine Kleinhans & Associates, NTT Toyota Groblersdal, Makanyoga Group of Companies, Metropolitan.