EduKite competition deadline on the horizon


Primary schools and schools for pupils with special educational needs have until Friday September 9 to enter this year’s EduKite Competition and be part of Africa’s biggest kite festival, the 22nd Cape Town International Kite Festival happening in Muizenberg on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30.

Every school that enters will be given a kite-making kit that contains blank kites to decorate with their interpretation of the festival’s theme “Born to Fly”.

There are cash prizes to win, with R3 000 for first place; R2 000 for second place and R1 000 for third place awarded in the both the primary and special education schools categories.

“We believe everyone is born with potential to fly beyond life’s circumstances,” says Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health, the organiser of the annual kiting festival.

“Our mission is to help people realise their potential and overcome mental health challenges they may encounter.

“Kites are one of the tools we use. Almost everyone feels lighter when they simply lift their heads and look up.”

Last year’s winners in the schools for pupils with special educational needs category was 1st Dorothea School, from Stellenbosch, in first place; St Joseph’s Home RC Primary School, in Montana, in second place; and the Agulhas School of Skills, in Napier, in third place.

In the mainstream primary schools category, Caravelle Primary, in Mitchell’s Plain, came first, Belhar Primary came second; and Pauw Gedenk Laerskool, in Wellington, came third.

Schools have until Wednesday August 31 to register and there is no cost to take part.

For details contact Chris Bakawuli at Cape Mental Health on, 021 447 9040 or visit

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