Namib High takes on annual 'Landlauf'

Nicole Philander and Larian Kotze took first place in the girls and boys category during the annual 10 kilometre walk.

23 June 2019 | Education

Diana Hamalwa • Namib High School



Namib High School (NHS) is renowned for its outstanding achievements both academically and in sport.

Those associated with the school believe in giving back to the community they hail from.

The learner representative council (LRC) annually organises a “Landlauf” (big walk) which is one of the most anticipated events on the school calendar, not only by the learners but the teachers as well.

The event involves walking a distance of ten kilometres along a planned route, and is best enjoyed with the accompaniment of a friend or pet.

NHS athletes also run the distance each year. The event fosters friendly competition among the learners and there is always someone striving to beat the previous winners' records.

The winners are categorised according to gender, with first, second and third places for both females and males.

Nicole Philander and Larian Kotze took first place at this year's event. Hannah Heyns and Fritz Kauraise finished second, and Diana Hamalwa and Highstey Saggarias third.

Every NHS student contributes N$70 to participate in the Landlauf. Some of this money is given to the school and the rest is donated to House Bethany, an orphanage in Mondesa.

“It is pivotal that one lends a helping hand where one is able to and this indeed is what we want to nurture at our school. We strive towards producing not just academically savvy individuals, but those that are also compassionate towards others, thus we lead by exemplifying goodwill,” was the main message of the day.

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