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SAICE Regional Bridge Building competition

For years the Bridge Building competition at Harriston was a rather “one team show” with a tradition started by the Nouwens and Beuken brothers. We are delighted that this year many teams have passionately competed in this wonderful competition. Many skills are developed during the process, skills such as problem solving, knowledge of structures, team building and perseverance. Marcus Nouwens, now a qualified engineer and for many years part of winning teams, attended the regional competition in which the dimensions were given on the day. This is different from the days when he was actually involved. He sent the following message afterwards: “Please tell the children that they can be very happy with their achievements…to be able to adapt to the rules like they needed to, is difficult. I was really impressed with the standard”

We are therefore proud of all five our participating teams and especially Team Khanya, Mbali and Wetsi who came second.

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