IMBASA Primary School, which prides itself as one of the best in Motherwell, held its end-of-year ceremony to award those who had been doing well and worked extra hard throughout the year.
The school, which is situated in one of the disadvantaged areas in Motherwell in NU12, showed that coming from a poor background did not stand in the way of success.
School principal Mluleki Mayekiso was happy about the event.
Trophies and diplomas were sponsored by Umhlobo Wenene’s Zola Yeye. Mayekiso said: “I am very proud of the pupils who worked hard. We have been working hard together with the teachers to make this day a success.
“The awards are like an early Christmas to them. This is also encouragement to always strive for the best,” he added.
“Each year we have awards ceremonies, but this year we made them bigger and better and we are planning on making them even bigger next year.”
Parents at the school could not stop themselves from smiling when they saw their young ones being awarded for excellence in their studies or for being neat at school.
Nonzwakazi Fatyi from NU12, a parent of a Grade 4 pupil, said she was very proud of her child who was receiving an award at the ceremony. “I can’t really express how happy I am because all my other children came to this school and they get to high school and pass with flying colours.
“I do not see any other primary school that teaches as well as this one,” Fatyi said.