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Onodwa Jantjies takes home the bright spark award at the Schools’ Nuclear Debate
Saturday, 07 October 2017:
BrightSparkAwardOnodwaJantjies.jpg Onodwa Jantjies from Rocklands Intermediate School, rose above her peers when she won the Bright Spark award for being the best speaker at the Eskom Schools’ Nuclear Debate launched in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday last week.
 
Loyiso Tyabashe, acting GM for Nuclear New Build said, "Onodwa embodied the principle of Eskom's debating programme on nuclear, which is a passion for knowledge and engagement. She understood her role in the team, structured her speech perfectly thus guiding the house on the team's strategy and pillars of their argument. She was courteous and engaging on facts and her presentation style".
 
"The debate is meant to encourage open discussion around nuclear energy and equip the youth with information to enable them to make informed decisions as they look at subject choice and careers. However, it is also meant to teach them the art of truth finding based on research and giving space to alternate views," added Tyabashe.
 
The Rocklands Intermediate School debate team was the overall winner of the debate competition and each of its debating team members received a tablet, a certificate and a backpack. The school also took home a floating trophy. Limekhaya Secondary School team members each received a gift voucher worth R4 000.00, a certificate and a backpack. St Colmcille Senior Secondary School team members each received a gift voucher worth R2 500.00, a certificate and a backpack. All other participating learners received a certificate of participation and a backpack.
 
The Eastern Cape Schools' Nuclear Debate initiative is part of Eskom’s five-year Schools Adoption and Skills Development Programme.  The programme is aimed at enhancing and promoting excellence in education, by providing learning equipment, infrastructure and teacher support resources to schools in the Eastern Cape Province
 
 
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