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PHOTOS: Sheppie High goes green

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Port Shepstone High School recently participated in the 2019 Eskom Science Expo held at the Umzinto Town Hall.

Nkosingiphile Zulu received a bronze medal for her project titled, “Turning Milk into Casein Plastic” while Myende Okuhle received a silver medal for her proposal titled, “Ocean Acidification”.

Sibusisiwe Khathi received a gold medal for her submission titled, “Plastics Suffocating the Oceans”. She was also selected to be one of the top 17 participants who will be taking part in the National Science Expo held in Johannesburg.

Sivikelwe Nxumalo also received a special award for her project titled, “Why Nuclear Powered Electricity can benefit South Africa”.

Meanwhile, Sheppie High has had the very rewarding experience of having been involved with Grant Blakeway’s Melokuhle Project.

Grant is an inspirational character who, at 58 years old, is going to be rowing 4 800km solo across the Atlantic Ocean in order to raise awareness on the dire state that our oceans are in due to the scourge of plastic pollution.

The prize-giving for the raffle tickets and the most oar-strokes sold was a festive event and there were some incredible prizes up for grabs. The first prize was won by Paige Preston who won an iPhone XS Max valued at an incredible R26 000.00!

An elated Paige Preston is congratulated by the Melokuhle team (from left): Mrs C. Bestwick, Adri Blakeway, Paige Preston, Helen Barti, Mrs M. Vincent and Mrs B. Rautenbach.

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