A visit to the Makgodumo site and Pharing Gorge.

Before the competition, the staff members of Kanye Education centre and the South East District Spelling Bee Committee members were kind enough to give a tour of Pharing Gorge and Makgodumo Dam.

The Makgodumo site is abundant in bird species and wild animals such as leopards, baboons, monkeys and snakes.  (Unfortunately or fortunately, we did not get to see any of them).  The Makgodumo dam is situated here and is a good place to decompress and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.

Another place situated in the area is the Pharing Gorge which resembles a water fall.  Before the drought, water was abundant throughout the year and hence the existence of the dam.

The Pharing Gorge is situated next to a hill.  A tree and flower nursery is situated in the area.  A very informative discussion was given on the harvesting of manure (which is taken from the hill during rainy season).  This is mostly leaves and organic soil.  It is treated and prepared for planting the trees cuttings and flower seedlings.  When the soil is ready, plots are prepared for planting.  Soil is put in the black plastics with holes to enhance ventilation.  The plants in the black plastics are shifted from either the sunshine to the shade depending on how well they are growing.  The plants are later sold to the public or other nurseries.

The soil used is strictly organic; it is only on rare occasions that fertilizer is added.

Many questions were asked and answered.  Not many challenges are faced, besides snakes.  However, if the snakes are handled with caution, no harm befalls them.

Not much was said about the Bird Sanctuary besides a wide variety of birds visiting the dam everyday.

A stall for the National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC) was available with well prepared information on what services they provide.  It is a research site for biotechnology, biochemistry and food science.  They run short causes to train citizens how to make food samples/supplements to start their own businesses, especially young entrepreneurs

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Congratulations Keith Kalane

LA Falcons deadlock beast Keith Kalane was part of the BISA U17 Boys rugby team that represented the South region at the National 7s Rugby Championship Finals in Francistown over the weekend (Saturday 31st August). The boys made history by beating Phikwe 7 – 5 in a closely contested match. Congrats Keith and the boys! Bring on the gold!

Legae Academy Cambridge Outstanding Award Ceremony

Some of our top students!

Legae Academy hosted a special assembly at the end of the school term to honour and award the great achievements by our fellow colleagues and students during the year 2018.

Mrs. Rosalind T.T Serumola, Acting Director, South East Region, Ministry of Education graced this auspicious occasion as our Guest of Honour. She applauded the Legae academy Principal and the teaching staff for a job well done. She further said, “Comparatively, Legae Academy continues to do exceptionally well in academic performance despite its challenges”.

The event was concluded with a prize giving ceremony and refreshments.

Congratulations to the following students;

Om Amit Parikh: Highest Mark in The World Cambridge International AS Level Accounting (November 2018)
Keneilwe Bobo Mosweunyane: Highest Mark in Botswana in Cambridge IGCSE Biology (November 2018)
Kabo Goitsemang: Highest Mark in Botswana in Cambridge IGCSE English First Language (Oral Endorsement) (June 2018)
Sebenya Sparkle Dikole: Highest Mark in Botswana in Cambridge IGCSE Agriculture (November 2018)

Odette Chiweshe: Highest Achievement award in Botswana in Cambridge International AS Level Literature in English (June 2018
Sakshi Goel: Highest Achievement award in Botswana in Cambridge International AS Level Information Technology (November 2018)

Takura Naboth Mujaji: Highest Achievement award in Botswana in Cambridge International AS Level Geography (November 2018)

Tumo Hope Setswammung: Highest Mark in Botswana in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (Speaking Endorsement) (November 2018)

Legae Academy annual talent show

The Legae Academy hall was full of life on this day. We were all eager for a good time. You see, at Legae Academy we recognise that every student is unique in their own way. With this, we create a platform for students to show off their talents. Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls, Enjoy the Legae Academy annual talent show in pictures.

Special Thanks to;

The organising team headed by Dimpho Kgosidialwa the music department staff, Mr. Nyathi, Mr. Baikatlhodi and Ms. Malaule. The Art department staff, Mr Tsheko and our guest judges, Samanthaclaire Ncube, Dato Seiko, Jordan MoOzy and Girlie.

And everyone who came out to have fun with us.

Congratulations to ALL the talents!

Spelling Bee, South East District Competition

On the 31st May 2019, Spelling Bee Botswana selected the Legae team for the South East District Competitions, 9 out of the 17 qualified.

Spelling Bee club has 17 members both junior and senior categories.

The South East District competitions were held on the 1st June 2019 at Legae English Medium School.  This was our 1st Spelling Bee competition.  We had mixed feelings of excitement and a lot of nerves.  Ms.Mutepfa and Mr.Chisiri accompanied us.

It is with great joy and pride to announce 4 of our seniors: Phillip Mwenda 4E, Motheo Bojosi 4B, Dawn Martin 4B, and David John 4E qualified for the Nationals. 

The competition was intense for the junior category, but Pushpita Moulick 1B and Malcolm Dzimiri 2B also qualified for the Nationals.

The Nationals will be held on the 30th and 31 August 2019 in Kanye. The venue is yet to be announced at a later date.

Compiled by: A. Jansen