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The Herald Schools Quiz officially re-launches today with exciting new additions to its established format, after a short absence from the school calendar.
The Quiz, which showcases Eastern Cape schools‘ brain power, will be run from March 9 to 12 at the Feather Market Centre in Port Elizabeth.
The re-launch also marks the start of a unique five-year partnership between The Herald and the Working World Extravaganza (WWE) Careers Exhibition.
The Herald editor Heather Robertson said: “We are excited about this partnership with a premium career guidance initiative, which, like The Herald, seeks to make a significant contribution to education.”
Robertson said the Quiz would be co-hosted at the Working World Extravaganza to expose greater numbers of pupils and parents to the free career guidance resources offered by the WWE.
The leading high schools in the region will once again compete for the coveted title of Quiz Champions, coverage in the Herald and “loads of very significant prizes”.
Prizes – including bursaries, book grants and electronic devices – will be awarded to the top teams and the schools with the most support on Quiz nights.
Working World Extravaganza director Andrew Binning said the expo was an Education Departmentapproved part of the life orientation syllabus, and would provide pupils with deeper insight into career fields and study options.
This would be achieved by creating contact points for them with industry professionals, corporate companies, associations, academic faculties, skills trainers and funders, Binning said.
Schools wishing to enter the Quiz, or visit the career expo, should contact Inkanyezi Event Organisers at 041-3630310 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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