Erin Watt wins top South African Pharmacy student award.

Erin Watt received the Brian Seymour Award which acknowledged her as South Africa’s top final year pharmacy student. The award itself is the most prestigious for a South African pharmacy student and was created in 1967 by The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) Kwa-Zulu Natal Coastal Branch. (The PSSA is one of the main bodies representing the country’s pharmacy students and professionals). The winner is chosen based on academic excellence, leadership qualities and enthusiasm for the pharmacy profession.

Throughout her young life, Erin has indeed shown all those qualities and more. When she was still in school, Erin participated in various sports and cultural activities in addition to being a prefect both in primary and high school. She was the President of Interact Outreach Committee at Edgemead High school and she received academic colours and honours as well as service awards and the Simon Hughes Memorial Award (for making a difference at Edgemead High). She also served as a Youth leader in church and when she matriculated, she did so in style, with an ‘A’ aggregate. Continuing on her quest for academic excellence at the University of the Western Cape, she received ‘A’ Aggregates in each year of study.

Emma skates her way to success.

Emma Walker (Grade 8) recently qualified for the Junior Ladies figure skating section where she will be required to compete for the 2020/2021 season (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021)

She is the 2018 Pre-Novice National Champion and the current (2019) Western Province Novice Champion.

Having attained the required score for international selection, Emma will be competing in the Advanced Novice section at the Open d’Andorra (https://www.faeg.ad/noticia/open-dandorra-2019) in Canillo, Andorra from 20-24 November 2019.

By attending this event, Emma will be eligible to receive her National Colours at the official draw ceremony for the 2020 SA National Championships.

In addition to training 6 days a week, Emma also enjoys teaching basic skating to the general public as part of the Back 2 Basics course at the Ice Station.

Well done Emma.

Byron, living life in the fast lane.

Edgemead High Matric student, Byron Mitchell, has once again proved his prowess as a race driver this year in having gone on to win both the Class C category and the overall 2019 Formula Libre Western Province Championship for the second consecutive year.

Whilst this was secured driving his Formula Vee Forza of the Dolphin Precision Engineering Racing Team, Byron also competed in the Mike’s Place Clubmans saloon car category of the Western Province Motor Club’s Power Series Race Meetings, taking his VW Golf to 2nd place in both Class E and that Championship challenge as well.

Byron is seen here behind the wheel of both of his cars during the respective category races at the Power Series event staged at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 19 October, at which he was equally awarded the WPMC’s ‘Driver Of The Day’ trophy for the overall Race Meeting.

Our own Eco-Hero!

Our very own Zoe Prinsloo (grade 11) has been featured on National Geographic Kids website as one of their eco heroes!

Zoë was one of 500 young people picked out of 7 000 nominated to attend the UN’s Youth Climate Summit in September. “Seeing Greta Thunberg in person… listening to her speak… priceless!” she says about the experience. She also took part in the global climate strike in New York on Friday 20 September where she, together with over 4 million youth and adults from around the world, made their voices heard. Zoë started her own eco-friendly product distribution business, Save a Fishie, in 2018. She runs regular beach clean-ups at Milnerton Lagoon and is always looking for more ways to make a difference – such as spending ten days in Mozambique volunteering with Operation Smile in July.


Grade 12 Art Exhitibition

The Edgemead matric visual art class of 2019 displayed their final year exhibition on Wednesday 16 October.

Their work was of a high quality and showcased a wide range of styles, techniques and interests. The diverse styles of this year group and their hard working attitude made the exhibition a huge success.

Parents and friends had an opportunity to view the art on display during the evening. It was a wondeful evening in which the artists of Edgemead High School were properly celebrated.

Past pupil, Wesley Lynch (owner) takes Snapplify to the next level

Snapplify raises $2 million to increase access to digital education 

We’re pleased and proud to announce that Snapplify has raised $2 million in expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.

This new partnership compounds several achievements for which we are very proud this year, including recognition from the London Stock Exchange as one of their Companies to Inspire Africa, an invitation to speak with United Nation’s policy makers about digital education in Africa, and prestigious global awards for our innovative solutions for schools, colleges, and universities. 

The funds will be used to continue to build excellent educational products for our new and existing clients, and to increase access to Snapplify’s digital education tools across Africa.