ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 JUNE 2023
Promoting good road safety practices among their learners bore fruit for local schools when they were awarded a total of R30 000 worth of prizes by the City for their road safety initiatives.
Today, 2 June, the City’s eThekwini Transport Authority Unit's Road Safety Branch in partnership with various stakeholders, including the South African Road Federation (SARF) and the Department of Education held the finale of the Road Safety Poetry and Speech Schools Competition.
The finale was held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
The first prize for the Poetry Category was scooped by Esihle Mkhize from Empilweni Primary School while the Speech Category first prize was awarded to Minenhle Khumalo from Windy Heights Primary School. Siphesihle Radebe from Westridge Special School walked away with the first prize for the Poetry by Learners with Special Needs Category.
For each category, a prize of R4 000 went to the school while R3 000 was awarded to the learner who won first prize. Second place learners received R2 000 while R1 000 was awarded to third place winners.
The annual competition challenges learners to prepare a one-page essay or poem about road safety concerns around their respective schools and the interventions undertaken to address them.
The Road Safety Poetry and Speech Schools Programme aims to support the national curriculum statement on road safety education in schools.
It is also aimed at promoting good road safety practices among learners and to raise public awareness.
ENDS Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.