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Laddsworth Hosts first 5-a-side Girls Soccer Tournament

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Laddsworth Primary School hosted its first Girls 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament on Saturday 29 July 2017. 322 girls in 46 teams from many schools around Pietermaritzburg and as far afield as Ixopo, Richmond, Treverton and Underberg, participated in a fun-filled morning. We would like to thank Hilton Quarry SUPERSPAR for sponsoring the tournament.
Results:
U9 Winner: Bisley, Runner-up: Clifton
U10 Winner: Clarendon Runner-up: Treverton
U11 Winner: Cowan House Runner-up: Clarendon
Opens Winner: Bisley Runner-up: Laddsworth

Man and Machine Enduro

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Connor Potgieter, a Grade 5 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the 2-day Man and Machine Enduro at Boston from 28 to 29 July 2017. Connor, who is only 11 years old, was the youngest rider to enter this extremely tough Enduro on his KTM 85. The course covered 95km each day, with rocky terrain and tricky river crossings. Connor’s bike, seized on the home stretch, but the Marshall was able to take him over the finish line to claim his trophy.
Well done Connor, we are very proud of your achievement!

Howick Highlander

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Front Row L-R: Irie-Mae Bailey, Matthew Rawson, Rex Harley, Matthew Hay, Jamie Humphrey
Back Row L-R: Brady Bullock, Louise Hay, Jack Harley, Ryan McKean, Matthew Bisset
Laddsworth pupils took part in the Howick 1st Cubs and Scouts Howick Highlander on Sunday 30 July 2017, in the Umgeni Valley.
Louise Hay, Matthew Hay and Matthew Rawson did the 20km mountain bike ride.
Irie-Mae Bailey, Jack Harley (placed 6th) Rex Harley, and Matt Bisset (8th) did the 10km Mountain bike ride.
Jamie Humphrey and Ryan McKean (2nd Under 11) did the 5km trail run.
Brady Bullock came 1st in the 20km Trail Run.
Well done boys and girls!

Fury Raffle

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Laddsworth Primary School would like to thank the Midlands community for supporting the “Fury” Raffle this year. An amount of R37 173 was raised for our school. We are very grateful for The Fury Motor Group sponsorship and we look forward to their continued involvement with the school in the future.

Congratulations to the following prize winners for the most tickets sold:
1st Prize : Isabella Riggien won a Mountain Bike
2nd Prize : Patrick Gibson won a Digital Camera
3rd Prize : Tayla Kleynhans won an 8GB MP3 Player

Laddsworth Pupil aces FGASA Pangolin course

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Amy Robertson, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, completed the FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) Pangolin Bushveld Course to become a ranger over the July holidays. Amy Achieved 98% for Bushveld Pangolin, 93% for Pangolin Desert, and 90% for Pangolin River. Due to the high marks Amy achieved, she will do a talk for FGASA on the 12th August 2017 in Johannesburg.

Hilton Tennis Club Junior Tournament

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Laddsworth Grade 4 pupils excelled at the Hilton Tennis Club Junior Tournament, held on 22 and 23 July 2017. Reuben Macfarlane won the Under 10 Singles category, Adam Tilbury was runner up in the same category. Adam and Joshua Tilbury won the Under 10 boys doubles category. Reuben won the Under 10 mixed doubles category.

Silver at Interprovincial Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition

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Kendra Tongue, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School participated in the Rhythmic Gymnastics North Zone Interprovincial competition, held in Johannesburg on Friday 23 June 2017. Kendra competed as part of the KwaZulu-Natal Gymnastics Union Team, and was awarded a silver medal in the level 2 under 10 section.
 

Rosettes at Pietermaritzburg Pony Show

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Megan Gibbs, a Grade 1 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School took part in the 56th Pietermaritzburg Pony Show at the Royal Show grounds over the July holidays. Megan achieved a second place in Farm Pony and a third place for Best Rider.

500km in 5 years!

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Laddsworth Grade 7 pupils; Michael Finch and James Slabberts have completed 100km every year from Grade 3 to Grade 7, which means they ran 500km whilst in Senior Primary!

Water Festival at Laddsworth

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Laddsworth Primary School hosted a Water Festival on Friday, 23 June 2017. Laddsworth won R4 500 for being one of 5 top schools for the Water Explorer Programme. Selected Grade Four to Seven children worked hard and showcased their Water projects. The Water Festival was most enjoyable and will hopefully inspire our pupils to continue to be ‘Water Wise’ for many years to come.

Green Belt in Karate

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Michael Finch, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School received his green belt in the 6th Kyo grade of Shukokai Karate on 11 June 2017 in Pietermaritzburg.

KwaZulu-Natal Judo Selection

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Jordan Plaatjes, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has been selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal at the upcoming South African Open Judo Championship to be held in Bloemfontein from 2 to 8 July 2017. Jordan will be competing under 38kg in the 12 year old category. This is the second year that Jordan has been selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal in Judo.
Congratulations Jordan, we wish you all the best for the championship!
 

KwaZulu-Natal Gymnastics Union Colours

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L-R: Ellen Oosthuizen and Kendra Tongue
Two Laddsworth Grade 4 pupils; Ellen Oosthuizen and Kendra Tongue, both Level 2: Under 10 category, were awarded KwaZulu-Natal Union colours for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. They have been selected to represent KwaZulu–Natal at the Inter Provincial Gymnastics North Zone Festival for Levels 1 – 3 from 23 to 24 June 2017 in Johannesburg. Congratulations and all the best for the upcoming competition.

Under 10 Soccer Champions

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Front Row L-R: Mark Conway, Tapiwa Mukono, Charlie Mlotshwa, Awande Mthalane, Justin Scott
Second Row L-R: Joshua Tilbury, Calum Mulder, Jack Holtzhauzen, Adam Tilbury, Jack Harley, Cody Harms
Third Row L-R: Patrick Lamb, Thabani Ngcobo
Laddsworth Primary School took part in the Pelham under 10 Soccer Tournament on 10 June 2017. The Laddsworth under 10 team played against Ixopo, Merchiston, Athlone, Bisley and St Nicholas and were crowned the Tournament Champions after a nail biting penalty shootout against Merchiston in the Final.
Well done boys!

Royal Show Embroidery Achievements

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L-R: Kayleigh Henderson, Emily Whitley, Megan Brown, Amy Bolland
Laddsworth Pupils, who are part of ‘the holiday group’ of the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Africa entered the Royal show competition and each won a prize. Amy achieved the highest mark and won a sponsored prize, donated by Hazel Blomkamp.
Well done girls!
 

Royal Show Equestrian 2017

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Kimé Brits, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, competed at the Royal Show on her horse Cruisia Nikki.
Kimé was crowned the Royal Show Junior Newcomer Champion, 1st SASA Newcomer Horse, 1st SASA Best Walk, 2nd SASA Working Hunter Horse, 3rd SASA Best Trot, 3rd Best Rider and 3rd Newcomer.