Ten different primary schools in Isipingo were invited to the programme which consisted of talks from various speakers on drugs and alcohol abuse. Thereafter, a T5 cricket tournament was held to motivate pupils to excel in sports.
The principal of the school, A Pillay praised the new soccer arena and said that this certainly gives impetus to their pupils achieving sporting excellence, especially at a time when sports in school is losing focus.
About 500 swimmers from 25 schools and 300 parents were present at the gala. All pupils who participated were given lunch and a participation medal for their interest in the sport.
The principal of the school also thanked the generous sponsors, the parents who attended, and staff for their dedication and commitment in ensuring the success of the 2017 athletics meeting.
He has his sights set on the District championship to be held on February 2.
The purpose of the visit was to expose pupils to a national team and to engage with the players.
The pupils are looking forward to the tourney.
Pupils were divided into four houses.
Pupils from primary and secondary schools in the age groups under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17 participated.
In a massive land slide, they emerged winners after playing the final and defeated Isipingo Beach Intermediate by two sets to nil.
These exceptional achievements resulted in Dawnridge Primary School being declared the best performing school for 2016.