In a world increasingly shaped by technology, it is vital to equip the younger generation with the necessary skills to navigate this digital landscape confidently. Junagarth Road Primary School, a beacon of education in our community, took a significant step towards achieving this by hosting the much-anticipated Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament at their school, coordinated by Ms. Angelique Maharaj for the Merewent zone.
A total of 160 learners from the following schools participated in the tournament:
Junagarth Road Primary
St. Mary's Primary
Nizam Road Primary
PR Pather Secondary
The collective participation of these schools made the tournament a true celebration of learning, collaboration, and innovation. Each school brought their unique energy and enthusiasm, contributing to the success of the Merewent Zone event. Together, they exemplified the spirit of unity and dedication to education that will undoubtedly pave the way for a brighter future for all their students. We commend each school for their participation and look forward to more such enriching events in the future. This groundbreaking event not only encouraged creativity and critical thinking but also celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela, emphasizing the importance of unity and collaboration in the digital age.
The Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament brought together a diverse group of students, educators, and technology enthusiasts to explore the world of coding through Tangibl interfaces. The young participants were introduced to puzzle-based programming languages, allowing them to create sequences of code by puzzle pieces to build code. This hands-on approach not only made coding accessible to all but also promoted interactive learning, fostering a deeper understanding of computational concepts.
Inspired by Mandela's Ideals: The event was designed with Nelson Mandela's principles in mind – unity, resilience, and equality. Participants were encouraged to work collaboratively, learning from one another and celebrating their diversity. The spirit of Ubuntu was evident as students from different backgrounds came together, transcending barriers to achieve a common goal: to unravel the mysteries of coding.
Supporting Teachers and Students: Dedicated teachers played a crucial role in guiding the students throughout the competition, under the expert coordination of Ms. Angelique Maharaj. Her passion for technology and education shone brightly, as she patiently explained complex concepts and encouraged young minds to explore beyond their comfort zones. The tournament not only empowered students but also provided educators with valuable insights into innovative teaching methodologies.
Celebrating Achievements: The Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament culminated in a grand ceremony, where participants were acknowledged for their efforts and creativity. Each student received a certificate of participation, and the top achievers were recognized with special awards. The sense of accomplishment and pride was palpable in the air, reminding everyone that with determination and teamwork, anything is possible.
Congratulations to all the participants for their outstanding efforts in the Merewent zone event! Here are the Top 3 winning schools:
🏆3rd Place: Nizam Road Primary Your dedication and hard work have earned you a well-deserved third place in the competition. Your commitment to excellence is commendable.
🏆2nd Place: Junagarth Road Primary Your exemplary performance secured you the second-place position. Your determination and talent have shone brightly throughout the event.
🏆1st Place: Alipore Primary For the second consecutive year, you have emerged as the champions! Your consistent excellence and remarkable skills have earned you the top position. Congratulations!
As the first-place winner, Alipore Primary now qualifies to compete with all the other zones in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) tournament. We wish them the best of luck as they represent the Merewent zone and showcase their talent at the next level of the competition.
To all the schools that participated, thank you for making this event a grand success. Your enthusiasm and sportsmanship have inspired us all. May this experience be a stepping stone for even greater achievements in the future. Well done, everyone!
The Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament at Junagarth Road Primary School, was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on all those involved. Through Tangibl coding, the students not only developed essential digital skills but also learned valuable life lessons about collaboration, empathy, and perseverance. As the sun set on this remarkable event, it was evident that the spirit of Nelson Mandela's vision for a united world was alive and thriving in the hearts of these young minds. We can only look forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in the world as they continue to grow and learn in this ever-evolving digital era.
"Special Thanks to All Our Supporters and Organizers"
On behalf of Junagarth Road Primary School and the entire organizing committee, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the remarkable individuals and organizations whose unwavering support made the Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament an unforgettable success.
Krish Govender - Regional Coordinator: Your dedication and passion for promoting technological education among young learners have been truly inspiring. Your guidance and expertise were invaluable in making this event possible.
Ms. Angelique Maharaj - Merewent Zonal Coordinator: Your exceptional organizational skills and tireless efforts played a pivotal role in coordinating this event flawlessly. Your commitment to empowering students through Tangibl coding has left an indelible mark on all who participated.
Mrs. A Moodley - Principal, Junagarth Road Primary School: Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to host this transformative event at Junagarth Road Primary School. Your unwavering support and belief in the power of education have paved the way for countless young minds to embrace the digital future.
The Staff of Junagarth Road Primary School: Your dedication to nurturing the potential within each student and fostering a love for learning has been instrumental in shaping the success of the Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament. Your hard work and enthusiasm have inspired us all.
All Participating Schools: To the teachers, students, and administrators from every participating school, thank you for joining us on this exciting journey of exploration and innovation. Your enthusiasm and active engagement were the heart and soul of the event.
Sponsors: Leva Foundations, Nelson Mandela University, and AWS InCommunities: We extend our deepest appreciation to our esteemed sponsors for their generous contributions and unwavering support. Your belief in our vision has enabled us to provide young learners with an exceptional platform to thrive and excel in the digital realm.
It is through the collective efforts of each individual and organization mentioned above that the Tangibl Coding 4 Mandela tournament became a resounding success. Together, we have taken a significant step towards equipping our youth with the skills and confidence they need to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future. Your support has made a lasting impact on the lives of these young minds, and we look forward to continuing this journey of growth and exploration together.
Thank you once again for being an essential part of this incredible endeavor.
"WHAT COUNTS IN LIFE IS NOT THE MERE FACT THAT WE HAVE LIVED. IT IS WHAT DIFFERENCE WE HAVE MADE TO THE LIVES OF OTHERS THAT WILL DETERMINE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LIFE WE LEAD." -Nelson Mandela
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