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The Oliver Tambo Centenary Prize Giving Ceremony

3rd November 2017

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On November 2nd Park View held a spectacular award ceremony for a competition to design a memorial for Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela’s closest friend and Anti-Apartheid activist who lived in exile in Haringey.

VIP guests included Peace Kennedy from the South African Embassy, Lord Peter Hain, Lord Bob Hughes, David Lammy MP, Claire Kober, leader of Haringey Council as well as members of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives and Action for Southern Africa. Also present were students, teachers and parents from nine primary and secondary Haringey schools.

We are delighted that Park View had three winners in the competition! Lyle in Year 8 won the multimedia prize for his brilliant film about Tambo’s life, Stanley in Year 8 won the sculpture prize for his stunning wire bust of Tambo and Mubtasim Year 7 won for his writing connecting his own life experiences with Oliver’s.

There were also commendations for Year 7 students Ashley and Tansel, and Year 8 students Jack, Henry, Nickheel and Cruz. The winners shared a cash prize and along with the runners up, will be visiting the Houses of Parliament for a private tour with David Lammy MP.

There was a fantastic exhibition of many of the entries and some wonderful performances from Year 10 student Kristian - who played the South African national anthem and the KS3 drama club led by Ms Darnell, who dramatized Mandela’s funeral oration for Tambo, which was absolutely spectacular! The ceremony was followed by a delicious buffet meal, generously sponsored by our school caterers - Innovate, which rounded off an incredible day.

You can view all the photos taken during the event in the Image Gallery.

Click here to read press release.

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