Laddsworth pupils excel at SPUR MTB

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On Sunday 27 August 2017, Laddsworth Grade 5 pupils, Omar Wilson, Jonothan Werth and Ross Stainthorpe took part in the (XCO) Spur MTB Schools Race, hosted by Girls High School in Pietermaritzburg. They all competed in the Sprogs (U12) race, in which they had to complete 5 laps of about 2km each. Omar won the race in a time of 22 minutes and 35 seconds.

Laddsworth Water Explorers

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On Thursday 17 August the Laddsworth Water Explorer team did a presentation at Umgeni Valley for the WESSA Water Explorers. Laddsworth won R5000 for being selected as one of the top 5 teams in South Africa. The money will be used to buy additional rain water storage tanks for the school.
Well done to our Water Explorers, we are very proud of you all.
 
 

Laddsworth Mathematical Stars

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Two Laddsworth pupils were awarded trophies at the KZN Regional Abagility Maths Club Championship held on Saturday, 19 August in Kloof. 240 pupils participated across various levels.
Abagility teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division based on Japanese abacus mathematics techniques. Two papers were written, one using an abacus and a second paper using “anzan’ which is mental arithmetic.
Tessa Moreno, Grade 2, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy, attaining the highest mark for her level.
Jodi Moreno, Grade 4, was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy for her module. This is the fourth consecutive year that Jodi has received this award. Jodi furthered her achievements by being placed 2nd overall in the Millions and Billions Dictation Challenge, and 3rd overall in the Advanced Anzan Dictation Challenge.
Both girls have also been chosen to represent KZN in the Nationals Championship to be held in Gauteng in October.

KZN Duiker Rugby Team selection

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Chris Prinsloo, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, who plays for the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Youth Rugby Club, has been selected to represent the KZN Duiker team. Chris will travel with his team to Pretoria to play in the Interprovincial Tournament in the October holidays.

Pietermaritzburg Eisteddfod

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L-R: Casey Mosdell, Kayleigh Henderson, Emma Lycett, Isobel Armstrong
Laddsworth pupils took part in the SASMT Eisteddfod 2017, which was held at The Wykeham Collegiate on Monday 7 August 2017.
Casey Mosdell achieved 2 silver certificates and 1 bronze for Strings: Violin, Grade 2
Kayleigh Henderson achieved a silver certificate for Woodwind: Flute, Pregrade 1
Emma Lycett achieved 3 silver certificates for Classical Piano, Grade 2
Isobel Armstrong achieved 2 gold certificates for Classical Piano, Grade 3
Laddsworth is very proud of our musical talent, well done girls!