Wynberg wins Holocaust Centre Competition

On August 16th, 2013, posted in: Academic, Competition, Featured, Galleries, History, News by

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The Cape Town Holocaust Centre runs an annual Human Rights art and writing competition.

The aim of this competition is:

• To facilitate a greater understanding of the need to protect Human Rights and respond to injustice in this country and globally.

• The competition is aimed at encouraging cross-curricular study.

• Educators may choose to use the topics of the competition as an activity for learners’ portfolios.

This year’s topic was: Responding to Injustice

Learners examined examples of individuals who risked their lives and the lives of their families to save Jews. The hope was that the competition would facilitate a greater understanding of the need to protect Human Rights and respond to injustice in this country and globally.

Wynberg Girls’ High School was represented by Annika Wium, Chloe van Niekerk, Courtney Dykes and Azrah Matthews.

Annika Wium was placed 1st in the Junior category for writing, and Chloe van Niekerk 2nd in the same category for writing. Courtney Dykes was awarded a certificate for participation in the Senior writing category and Azraa Matthews the same for participation in the Junior writing category. Annika was awarded a Kindle as her prize for 1st place in the Junior category for writing. These learners won the competition and earned the school R1 000.

In a formal assembly, Ms Tracey Petersen (Education Director) & Mr Richard Freedman (Director of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre) handed over the certificates as well as the prize to Wynberg Girls’ High School.