WINDHOEK - The fourth Bank Windhoek Kidz Fun Fair, held at the SKW sports Grounds in Olympia, was once again a huge success and recorded a turnout of over 13000 visitors.
Bank Windhoek Bizzkids finalists got the opportunity to show case their services and products. Although all the finalists’ products and services were interesting and creative, there could only be three winners.
The first prize went to Pascal Marggraff, from Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) Windhoek, who walked away with N$5000 and another N$5000 for his school. Pascal made fire lighting briquettes in the form of small bricks from recycled newspapers.
The second prize, of N$3000, went to Xané Erasmus, Melany Erasmus and Bianca Erasmus, three sisters from Berg-Op Academy in Okahandja. The three sisters sold hand-made fairy wings, magic wands, fairy gardens, merino wool fairies, wooden hearts, crochet hearts and hearts made out of fabric.
The third prize, of N$2000, went to De’Andre Delie, Blanche van Wyk, Megan van Wyk, and Reginald Coetzee from Jan Möhr Secondary School. These Bizzkids sold spooky cupcakes, fang sweets, cookies, fudges, eye ball doughnuts, and chocolate/condensed milk syringes.
“Choosing the winner was not an easy task, as all the Bizzkids put in a lot of effort to provide the best quality products and services to their customers. However, we were impressed by the innovative idea of Pascal Marggraff, who not only made and sold something very different from the rest of the finalists, but also used recycled materials to make his product.
He explained to the judges that he was making a good profit on his sales, as he did not need any start-up capital to make his products,” said Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Marketing and Corporate Communication at Bank Windhoek, and one of the judges.
Moreover, the children enjoyed themselves with a variety of fun-filled activities. These activities included a number of sports events such as volleyball, court cricket, Wii, Kidz on Bikes race, colour-in competitions, costume competitions, camel and horse rides, and pottery-making to mention a few.
The children were also treated to performances by popular South African musician, Anthonie Bougas, who was also the director of ceremony of this year’s Bank Windhoek Kidz Fun Fair. He performed alongside Namibia’s own young talent, Nadine Baas.