Steenberg police, in partnership with the Steenberg Community Police Forum (CPF), hosted their annual drilling competition at the Solo street sports field on Wednesday December 5.
Levana, Delta, Square Hill and Lourier primary schools competed in the event, which is aimed at social crime prevention by keeping the children in school after the exams.
Steenberg police station commander, Colonel Jan Alexander, said the drilling practice prevents children from getting up to mischief.
The event was also part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign, which started on Sunday November 25 and ended on Monday December 10. “We encourage the community to take a strong stand against wrongdoing and lead by example in becoming positive role models in society. The police once again commit themselves to a strong partnership between communities and police,” said Colonel Alexander.
CPF chairperson Gavin Walburgh said the CPF is proud to be associated with the school drilling project.
“We thank Constable Loukmaan Adams for the work and effort he put into this project and it teaches the children discipline,” said Mr Walbrugh.
Levana Primary won first overall and many of the other trophies. Lourier came in second overall, Delta third overall and Square Hill fourth.