West Rand School is a special needs school located in Krugersdorp in Gauteng. The school’s annual pageant took place on rainy 16 April 2014. However, the weather couldn’t put a damper on this night, with learners from the junior and senior classes, dressing up to dazzle the crowd with their beautiful smiles and the best stage performances.

Principal, Thinus Coetzee, started the evening off with a warm welcome to everyone who attended to support the students, followed by long time teacher, Michelle van Zyl, thanking the contributors and sponsors that made the evening possible. The theme of the event was “carnival”, and the children loved performing their ribbon and sparkler routines for the audience. Some teachers dressed up as clowns and ringleaders making the mood light and enjoyable for all. The children all looked wonderful as they took to the stage, waving at the audience, blowing kisses and showing off their muscles, all in the spirit of fun.

At the crowing ceremonies, all the participants were so excited to come on stage and receive a prize. Thanks to various sponsors of the show, every single child went home with something – a prize to thank them for being there and reminding them how special they are to everyone.  As part of their preparation for the pageant, the participants had a photo shoot and their best picture was also gifted to them in a frame, for their proud parents to take home and hang on the wall. Sashes and crowns were also awarded to the following lucky winners:

  • Mr. Ramkat - Gabriel Mulaudzi
  • Miss. Cutie Pie - Zante Putter
  • Mr. Cool Dude - Johan Holtzhauzen
  • Miss. Petite - Mariska Rossouw
  • Mr. West Rand School (Junior) - Marnus Geyser
  • Miss. West Rand School (Junior) - Michaela Venter
  • Mr. West Rand School (Senior) - Clifford Ndiweni
  • Miss. West Rand School (Senior) - Mekyla Stephans

Congratulations to all those who participated and had a hand in making this evening so memorable, for those who performed as well as those who were lucky enough to be in the audience.