2017 was the first year Charter College had entered the SALA (South African Literacy Association) Writing Competition. A NEW COMPETITION with a different theme every year! The South African Literacy Association loves a good short paragraph, poem or short essay.

The grade 12’s entered as part of their English syllabus and also Just for FUN!

They were told “Be BOLD, Be ORIGINAL. Make us laugh, cry, feel, think!”

They individually entered into one in one of these categories:

The essay topics were:

  • A moment in time
  • When I pushed the button…
  • I discovered…
  • 50 years from now

The poetry topics were:

  • Romance
  • Life

The rules were simple:

  1. Your work must be your own, original work. It should not have been published previously.
  2. We will disqualify any plagiarism work and it is against the law.
  3. Your story should not have previously won any other competition in S.A.
  4. You must use one of the given themes for your work.

We achieved OUTSTANDING RESULTS!

Mrs Ledsham is VERY proud of her English students! Creativity is obviously in their blood!

1

Ikenna Obi - Poetry

74%

2

Barasa Stacey - Essay

78%

3

Barkley Alkin - Poetry

82%

4

Ernest Shaylyn - Poetry

85%

5

Gada Samantha - Poetry

65%

6

Hearne Joshua - Poetry

82%

7

Ikopit Paulette - Poetry

65%

8

Jardim Marcello - Essay

65%

9

Kupane Karabo Keabetswe - Poetry

94%

10

Leaman Ralph - Essay

80%

11

Lombaard Tiaan - Poetry

88%

12

Mabaleka Keith - Poetry

71%

13

Mabaso Zama - Essay

61%

14

Makuni Andisiwe - Essay

88%

15

Mansfield Janique - Poetry

74%

16

Marinda Kimberly - Essay

75%

17

Naicker Keenan - Poetry

94%

18

Nyasvimbo Rutendo - Poetry

80%

19

Peta Alistar Gary - Poetry- Poetry

94%

20

Salzmann Nathan - Poetry

80%

21

Seedat Yusuf - Poetry

74%

22

Selamulela Nyeleti - Poetry

74%

23

Sheriff Joshua - Poetry

80%

24

Sun Hing Kimberleigh - Essay

87%

25

Swindell Tremayne - Poetry

80%

26

Swindell Walker - Poetry

85%

27

Trummer Nadia - Poetry

68%

28

Van Buuren Courtney - Poetry

94%

29

Vetter Jarryd - Poetry

71%