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”.
They 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, who wrote a powerful essay which showed how motivated and far sighted she is.
Commented Margaret Hirsch, COE of the Hirsch Group whose brainchild the competition was “Not only was her essay inspirational but also showed just how she finds ways to embrace all her passions and does not let anything hold her back from achieving her goals in life.” She said.
Second place went to Grade 10 pupil (also Ballito Academy) 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.