Schools green with envy as Llandudno Primary takes Enviro Quiz prize

This year, about 150 people attended the annual Thrive Enviro Quiz Art event at Kronendal Primary School on Friday September 7, which also marked 10 years of the Enviro Quiz Art programme.

“A great big thank you again to everyone who helped make it a great day,” said Thrive executive director, Helen Adendorff.

The overall green school was Llandudno Primary, followed by Kronendal Primary in second place, and Hout Bay High in third. Simon’sTownHigh School was the senior art winner, with Rylands High and Hout Bay High placing second and third respectively.

In the senior quiz, Manzomthombo High placed first, followed by Silikamva High and Rylands High.

SACS Junior School was the junior art winner, pipping Llandudno Primary into second. KommetjiePrimary placed third.

Llandudno also won the junior quiz, with Kommetjie Primary second and SACS Junior third.

MsAdendorff thankedschools, pupils, parents, teachers, judges and all those who worked behind the scenes for their efforts.

Thrive’s new quizmaster, Victoria Burnett, stole the show and turned the afternoon into a highly entertaining, interactive and fun experience for the pupils.

A new addition to the team, chief judge, Annabel Ryder, wrote all the articles for the quiz and helped to produce a highly organised event, with outstanding new systems to ensure accurate and clear communicationof results.

“Thanks also to the outstandingThrive team. Nontsikelelo Martel put in months of work and pulled off a great event, with the teamwork and help of Zikhona Mdalase in the build-up and on the day. All challenges were overcome and the result was a great, fun event,” Ms Adendorff said.

“We thank the teams who visited from other areas and encourage them to think about how they could reproduce this programme and event in their own municipalities. In the next few years, Thrive will be working hard to create a platform so that other schools can scale up this work in a sustainable way, and have all resources at their fingertips.”

The City of Cape Town’s departments of water and sanitation and solid waste managementcontributed by providing fun give-aways for the pupils.

“Biggest congratulations go to all participating learners – you are all winners for studying, creating the art, pitching up and participating,” Ms Adendorff said.