Tsogo Sun Moves for Life held the 2015 West Rand Teacher Awards Ceremony at Tsogo Sun Silverstar Casino on 20/10/2015.
The event aimed at honouring the TSMFL teachers of the following schools for their dedication, passion and hard work, contributing to the success of the in-class Chess Programme:
FJL Wells Primary
Krugersdorp Town School
Mr. TJ Malamule (a.k.a Mr. Supercharge) from TJ Talk International was Guest Speaker at the function. His message of ‘Taking control of your life by making wise choices and handling tough situations’ made a significant impact on the audience.
A Teacher’s Tournament including various MiniChess® games like Pawn Soccer and Knights’ Tour formed part of the event. Amidst cheering, laughter, encouragements and welcome (and sometimes unwelcome!) advice from the side lines, the TSMFL West Rand schools were in a heated competition to show off their chess knowledge and prowess, all in the name of fun and good sportsmanship!
The event concluded by announcing the winners of the Teachers Tournament, as well as presenting the educators, who have successfully completed all 4 of their MiniChess® Level 1 training sessions, each with a MiniChess® Level 1 Teacher Certificate.
Also, several individuals and schools were awarded for their initiative and creativity in integrating the in-class chess programme with their daily CAPS lessons, dedication to the programme and a determination to use the programme in full as an educational tool in class.
Ms. Hellen Moropa from Tsogo Sun Silverstar were presented with a framed collage by TSMFL learners, as a token of thanks for its sponsorship of the TSMFL project in the West Rand.
TSMFL sincerely thanks Mr. Malusi Lekalakala (MC) and TSMFL Team, Mr. TJ. Malamule (Guest Speaker) and Tsogo Sun Silverstar for their enthusiasm and assistance in making this event a major success!