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The Proteas had an eventful weekend for the start of the Netball World Cup – The pupils from Cannons Creek sent them words of encouragement.


South Africa (31 July 2023) – The learners at Cannons Creek Independent School had a great time last week, celebrating the start of the Netball World Cup in South Africa. The school got behind the team in the best way, dressing up and having fun! They also shared their words of encouragement for the ladies.

Each of the primary and high school pupils was encouraged to create a fun netball-themed costume to wear to their Friday civvies. The costumes the pupils came up with, were inspiring!

“During the week, the Primary School pupils had Netball-themed PE lessons which included exciting gameplay and themed circuit stations. These showcased the game (the girls especially enjoyed teaching the boys) and allowed for skills and agility to be built upon.

On Friday AKA Protea Friday, High School and Primary School pupils were encouraged to be creative with their civvies day dress up.

The Primary School U10 Netball team performed the ‘See us fly dance challenge’, whilst there was Netball goal shooting on offer at break time. Prior to this, Primary School pupils took part in a NWC Quiz, wrote messages of support for the Spar Proteas team, designed their own NWC match kit / ball. During break time, High School pupils challenged staff to a friendly Netball match.”


Fun was had by the entire school. Many of the learners also shared their messages of support for the Proteas and we loved them! Take a look below.

“Good Luck! You guys are truly an inspiration to all of us! You are already amazing! We back you whatever happens!” – Amara Bosch, Grade 6

“Dear Proteas. There is no better time than now to work on your dreams and keep spreading your positive energy. Take the world by storm and make us even more proud than we already are.” – Shazana Camroodien, Grade 6

“You got this! Together, you can do ANYTHING!” – Leah Kooyman, Grade 6

“Dear Proteas. Good luck for your matches. I will be cheering you on from the sidelines. You guys are amazing. Can’t wait to watch you.” – Tanaka Joubert, Grade 6

“Dear SA Women’s Netball Team. Good Luck! Hope you win! You are amazing.” – Abigail Odendaal, Grade 6.

“You are the best team in the world! You are gonna win, I know it!” – Lilliana Louw, Grade 2

“You can do it. I believe in you and always try your best. Never give up.” – Lene Middleton, Grade 5

Sources: Supplied
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