GEORGE NEWS - Pacaltsdorp High School has won four cellphones with free sim cards including 150 megabytes of data in an e-school competition for four local schools, run by Vodacom.
According to Sylvia Botes of Vodacom SA, who visited the school last Friday to hand over the prizes, the competition was run to promote the free e-school platform offering all curriculum subjects in nine official languages to learners from Grade R to Grade 12.
Pacaltsdorp High, Thembalethu Secondary, Parkdene High and George High competed to acquire the most e-school sim cards for Grade 12 learners - and the entire matric class at Pacs participated.
Three of the phones were handed over to the learners who had progressed the most using this platform in three subjects, namely English first additional language, mathematics and geography.
The fourth phone went to Larochelle McKirby, the "ambassador" who promoted the competition at the school. She then donated her phone to the school.
"Even though the competition was just run between the four schools, we are offering a free sim card with 150 megs of data to all students," said Botha. "However, students would have to have permission from parents to acquire a sim card if they are under the age of 16, as we require a proof of address as well as their ID documents."
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