Herschel girls never seize to amaze!

Grade 10 learner Ciara van Niekerk is making headlines in a slightly different sport: stock car and circuit racing! Ciara is a racing driver for the Western Province Motorclub at Killarney International Raceway. She started racing when she was 11 years old and has just completed her 3rd season of stock car racing, winning the 2017/2018 championship.

On the 9th August, Women’s Day, Ciara made her debut race on the Killarney main circuit, a phenomenal achievement as she was one of only two girls to race alongside the men! She raced in two heats but unfortunately due to technical issues with her car in the first heat, she couldn’t place. However, her lap times improved by 3 seconds from Race 1 to Race 2 and she broke the lap record for her division, resulting in her being awarded the Western Province Motor Club Driver of the Day Award out of a total of 150 competitors.

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We are assembled here in love,
We are united, we care for one another.
The greatest lesson of all is the one
That teaches us to live together, together.

Refrain:
Everyone’s a spark and in the night
Together we make a light, a fire burning bright
Ad Dei Gloriam; Inkosi mayibongwe:
To the glory of our God: this is what we believe.

In times of trouble we support
Our fellows; we are taught to be there for our friends.
And all around us, there will be
That special unity, that binds us all together.

If we come back after many years,
We will think fondly of the things that we remember,
And the friends that we made then,
These will be friends forever, forever.

By Thandi Siebert, Head Girl 1993

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