Port Elizabeth – 10 high schools and 15 primary schools took part in a march and drill competition to commemorate Women’s day on Wednesday in Gelvandale.
The annual competition has been growing as schools from as far as Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town were all present not only as participants but to also gain insight into the competition. Schools that had previous victories in these competitions hailed from the SAPS Motherwell Cluster were Malisizwe, Khulile and Nxanelwinfundo Primary Schools. These three schools have previously won in local competitions and have gone as far as winning in tournaments that were hosted in the Western Cape. They were trained by Sector Policing Members, Warrant Officer Herman Strydom and Sergeant Wayne Viviers who lead them again this year into the competition.
More children and schools are expected to buy into this initiative in the future as it teaches them basic fundamentals such as teamwork and discipline, while taking part in an activity on a competitive basis and earning victories and honor for their respective schools.
Overall, Nxanelwinfundo Primary received first place in the category of Best Dressed School, third place for Grand March Past, third place in Exhibition and Display, as well as third place in the overall position for Primary Schools. Delegations from the Defence Navy Air Force were also present on the day.