Young Cheetahs team’s design outclasses competition in Jaguar School Challenge
Four pupils from Charles Duna Primary School in Port Elizabeth could have a bright future as car designers after taking first place in the national Jaguar Primary School Challenge.
The Cheetahs, as they call themselves, won the provincial competition in October and went on to take top honours in the national showdown in Johannesburg on Wednesday
The Jaguar Primary School Challenge annually calls on schools to form teams of four pupils and design a race car out of 160g/m² card, complete with wheels, a body and a mini driver.
The youngsters from Charles Duna defied all odds since this is a no-fees school with a known lack of resources.
Grade 7 pupil Silindokuhle Zana, 12, said the trip to Johannesburg was his first flight.
“For the first time my teammates and I got to see the airport. We saw so many new things and the whole experience was exciting for us,” he said.
“Children at school look up to us, they are proud of our win.
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