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Improvements are being made to eight schools in and around Newcastle, thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

Improvements are being made to eight schools in and around Newcastle, thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.

Each school received a building material voucher worth R15 000 at the Cashbuild Newcastle store opening ceremony on May 29. Hlabana Primary School and Ntobeko Primary School were the overall winners of the competition.

A fully fenced vegetable garden, newly painted walls and refurbished classrooms were what principals envisioned for their schools.

“My pupils were hysterical with joy. Having experienced problems with cattle grazing in their vegetable garden, they are going to finally fully fence the garden,” said the principal of Hlabana Primary School, Mrs Buthelezi.

Cashbuild’s investment in Newcastle schools came to a whopping R120 000.

The principal of Ntobeko Primary School, Mr Mazibuko thanked Cashbuild for their generous donation.

“We are over the moon that they are going to paint the classrooms, so they can look as good as new.”

To enter the competition, pupils had to submit their best works of art to Cashbuild. The entries were then judged and three winners from each school were selected. The winners received gold, silver and bronze certificates.

Their work was displayed at the opening ceremony and will remain on display in store for the next five years.

The Manager’s Choice Award was presented to overall winner, Sanele Ncwane from Ezincwadini Primary School on the day of the ceremony. Sanele received a stationery pack and a beautiful glass trophy.

The following schools and pupils benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations:

Ezincwadini Primary School.

Gold award: Mthokozisi Makhubu.

Silver award: Siphesihle Binda.

Bronze award: Sthembiso Mbatha.

Thobani Primary School:

Gold award: Samkelo Langa.

Silver award: Junior Magangane.

Bronze award: Sanele Zondo.

Hlabani Primary School:

Gold award: Thabiso Mphuthi.

Silver award: Sanele Shongwe.

Bronze award: Luyanda Gumbi.

Qedizaba Primary School:

Gold award: Lindokuhle Radebe.

Silver award: Mlambo Khumalo.

Bronze award: Zama Khanyile.

Khulakahle Primary School:

Gold award: Siyethemba Mkhonza.

Silver award: Simphiwe Nhlengethwa.

Bronze award: Siyamthanda Ngcobo.

Phikelela Primary School:

Gold award: Nosipho Hlatshwayo.

Silver award: Khayalethu Nkala.

Bronze award: Gcina Mnguni.

Ntobeko Primary School:

Gold award: Banele Mwelase.

Silver award: Palesa Mokoena.

Bronze award: Lwandile Buthelezi.

Zuza Primary School:

Gold award: Sanele Ndlovu.

Silver award: Luyanda Maphanga.

Bronze award: Musawenkosi Nkosi.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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