Marine Month Competition

November 01, 2016 Pinkey Ngewu


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

Special Commendation
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.