“Yola and the Trusted Crown” The competition and prize giving

With the help of Coronation Fund Managers Literacy Partner, Living Through Learning, the new book “Yola and the Trusted Crown” was gifted to 25 000 children from 26 schools as part of a “Big Read” celebration during International Literacy Hour from 9:00-10:00 earlier this month.   

Following the Coronation “Big Read” 25 000 learners from 26 beneficiary schools also participated in a competition to win exciting prizes for their school libraries. 

For the love of role play  

Learners from across all 26 schools submitted a video recording of their performance of the organisation’s new children’s book “Yola and the Trusted Crown” – an inspired homegrown story that shares a positive message of resilience and hope for the children in learning to cope with the impacts of Covid-19.  

The video recording of their performance was reviewed by a panel of judges. The winning schools were announced at a prize-giving ceremony, where principals of each school, heads of departments and educators were present during the ceremony to receive their prizes. The winning school’s play was shown on a big screen at the event.

The winning schools: 

The Grade 7 learners from Itsitsa Primary School are the official winners of Coronation Fund Managers’ “Yola and the Trusted Crown” competition, followed by the Grade 4s from Hillwood Primary who came second and the Grade 6s from Kannemeyer Primary School who came third. 

Download Yola and the Trusted Crown

As a reminder, “Yola and the Trusted Crown” is available to download for free in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and Sesotho to learners across the country via Coronation Fund Managers website: https://www.coronation.com/en-za/personal/yola-and-the-trusted-crown/