Recently Hirsch’s KZN, in conjunction with the Caxton Group, ran an essay competition where students were asked to write a story entitled “looking back”. Students had to envisage themselves as a ninety year old, and look back over the years at all their achievements and successes.
Top Honours went to Nokwanda Mthembu, a Grade 11 Pupil from the Ballito Academy PLG and co-owner of Bad Mouth, a blog promoting individuality & uniqueness of teenage style, wrote a powerful essay which showed how motivated and far sighted she is.
Second place went to Grade 10 Ballito Academy PLG pupil, Koussar Ebrahim for her uniqueness and daring to be different.
In third place was 13 year old Tyra Ellers from Curro school on the Berea who showed great determination and maturity in her writing.