Marine Month Competition
November 01, 2016 Pinkey Ngewu
THINK BLUE - THINK OCEANS - THINK MARINE BIG 5
Dyer Island Conservation Trust in partnership with CapeNature and the Overstrand Municipality ran a competition with the schools in the Overberg area, from Hawston to Gansbaai. October month was a national marine month.
This competition ran in three different categories with exciting prizes!
Colouring competition – Grade 1 till Grade 3
Poetry competition – Grade 4 till Grade 7
Essay competition – Grade 8 till Grade 11
The learners wrote a poem / essay about our oceans - impact of pollution – the marine BIG 5 - Ways how we can take care of the oceans.
They used their imagination!! Did research and used facts! They went crazy!!
Colouring : 1st Ntsako Sithole from Curro
2nd Rachel Horn from Okkie Smuts
3rd Ronja Conrad from Okkie Smuts
Poetry : 1st Kaylin Robertson from Gansbaai Primer
2nd Meaghan McLachlan from Hermanus Primary
3rd Nevellia October from Laerskool Gansbaai
Essay : 1st Aimelize Geerdts from Gansbaai Academia
2nd Odwa Mntakaziwa from Gansbaai Academia
Humour : Tsoanelo Haarhof from Gansbaai Primer
Dederei Johnson from Mount Pleasant
Outstanding effort : Lara Strydom from Laerskool Gansbaai
This competition aimed at enhancing the learners to understand the ocean systems, create awareness about our MARINE ENVIRONMENT, the MARINE BIG 5 and in the process inspiring them to take care of our oceans. Dyer Island Cruises sponsored a boat trip as a huge prize for the top 30 winners. CapeNature, Overstrand Municipality and DEA’s Marine and Coastal Management sponsored goodie bags containing caps, notebooks, stationary sets, lunchboxes and waterbottles. Mike Gibbs the funder of the DEEP BLUE ambassador programme and Mr Stephen Walker, local resident of Kleinbaai sponsored the first three runner ups of the competition with shopping vouchers from Spar supermarket. The response was great especially from Primary schools and the kids had a magical marine safari.