An annual event that takes place at Melkbosstrand High is the Soap-box Derby. It is an exciting and thrilling opportunity for learners to not only raise funds but to dress up and participate as a class in go-kart racing. Each year this event creates one of the biggest hypes around the school and this year was definitely no exception. From 80’s themed costumes to emoji’s we can safely say that this was yet another success for Melkbosstrand High.
The Soap-box Derby (Kaskarre) took place on Friday, the 25th of May. And just as expected it was an exhilarating occasion for both the students and the teachers. Even Mr Ross got in on the fun. All the learners and teachers involved had an amazing day filled with laughter and healthy competition.
Results of the Soap-box Derby:
Thirza Wildeman, grade 9A1, won the cash prize for the learner who raised the most money. Grade 9E1, the register class of Ms. Wheeler and Ms. Vermeulen, won the prize for class who raised the most money per learner. Lucky them, because they got pizzas sponsored by Pizza Perfect Parlands.
Grade 12E1, register class of Dr Heunis, came on top as the spirit champions, winning the prize for the class with the best spirit and teamwork. Their prize was donated by Tube Wave and The Hart. Mrs Vivier’s register class, 12E3, completed the most rounds and their prize was donated by KFC. And lastly, Mrs Vermeulen and Ms. Wheeler won the prize for the most supportive teachers, their prize sponsored by Divine Beauty.
“It was very exciting and the tension between classes were very high. It was definitely one to remember,” says matric learner Cher-Kim Visser. 2018’s Soap-box Derby was definitely one for the books, showcasing our true ‘Melkie Pride.’
We already look forward to our annual Soap-box Derby for 2019!