Bambisanani: The Power of Sport

ISBN: 978-0-9927124-0-2

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London have always been an important focus for the Bambisanani Partnership as have the profound words of Nelson Mandela:

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way that little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.”

Students from St. Mary’s and Mnyakanya had the opportunity to participate in creative writing and art competitions on the theme of ‘The Power of Sport.’ The Power of Sport Creative Writing and Art Competitions are examples of joint learning activities that the two schools engage in.

There is something very special about the Bambisanani Partnership and indeed sport that inspired over six hundred students from both schools to voluntarily pick up a pen, pencil or paint brush and enter the competitions. Students of all ages and abilities were prepared to have a go. For many students, it was the irst competition in Art or Creative Writing that they had ever participated in. I applaud all the students who participated in the competitions and indeed those that supported and guided them.

At Mnyakanya, Art is not taught as a discrete subject so The Bambisanani Partnership was indebted to long term supporter and internationally renowned artist Peter Engblom who spent several days at the school working with students. At St. Mary’s, Mrs Nessa Whitehurst, Miss Sarah Simpson and Miss Donna Quirke were responsible for leading the competitions in the English and Art Departments with great skill and enthusiasm.

For the creative writing and art competitions, three bespoke trophies were commissioned in both countries and presented as prizes for the most outstanding work. All students that participated in the competitions received a specially designed certiicate.


“The competitions have been a remarkable success at a variety of levels. Like so many of the other joint learning projects between the two schools, I am convinced that these two competitions will lead to other developments and opportunities for the partnership and indeed the individuals involved. This book includes a selection of student work which I believe truly conveys the Power of Sport and the spirit of Olympism. I hope that you enjoy the book and feel as inspired as I have been by both the art and written work.”
— David Geldart, Founder of the Bambisani Partnership

 

The book (the third about the Bambisanani Partnership) was again written, designed and published entirely at St. Mary's Menston and printed by blurb.com. It is available to buy both as hardback book and as an eBook but a full version is also available below to read for free.

  • 146 pages
  • 132 images (2 diagrams)
  • 25+ hardback copies printed so far
  • 12 x 12 inches size (305mm x 305mm)

THE FULL BOOK IS AVAILABLE TO READ ONLINE FOR FREE

 


THE FOREWORD IS BY HARLAND MILLER, INTERNATIONAL WRITER AND ARTIST

THE FOREWORD IS BY HARLAND MILLER, INTERNATIONAL WRITER AND ARTIST

 
THE FRONT AND BACK COVER OF THE BOOK

THE FRONT AND BACK COVER OF THE BOOK

Art Competition Winners

  • Sara Riley
  • Kholeka Magwaza
  • Samkelo Mkhwanazi
  • Ciaran Miller
  • Madeline Smith
  • Mcebiseni Mngadi
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Creative Writing Competition Winners

  • Hlengiwe Zuma
  • Alessandra Valle-Metaxas
  • Sinenhlanhla Khanyile
  • Aidan Corkett-Beirne 
  • Thabile Magwaza 
  • Rebecca Wilson
 

All pupils whose work was included in the book

  • Ciaran Miller
  • Mcebiseni Mngadi
  • Sinenhlanhla Khanyile
  • Mairenn Collins
  • Sara Riley
  • Precious Msindisi Nxumalo
  • Hannah Lovatt
  • Samkelo Mkhwanazi
  • Thabile Magwaza
  • Roisin Clancy
  • Nkanyiselo Biyela
  • Keira Heckman
  • Nontobeko Ndlovu
  • Jack Garland-Jones
  • Amy Pickard
  • Londeko Zuma
  • Natalie O’Shea
  • Penny McDonald
  • Kholeka Magwaza
  • Brogan O’Connor
  • Megan Haskins
  • Andile Nala
  • Melusi L Jali
  • Devon Mitchell McCann
  • Thabani Magwaza and Phiwayinkosi Nkwanyana (bottom)
  • Nkanyiselo Biyela
  • Jack Kennedy
  • William Giles
  • Phoebe Kendal
  • Sicelo Nduli
  • George McGilvray
  • Hannah Cullen
  • Nomdumiso Shozi
  • Daisy Lyons
  • Thela Zuma
  • Anna Evans
  • Cherie Rigby-Williams
  • Joseph Vincent
  • Bongiwe Sibiya
  • Emma Williams
  • Lucy Donnelly
  • Jessica Carroll
  • Nomcebo Ndawonde
  • Ruth Stone
  • John Cooper
  • Jessica Grant
  • Eve Wilson
  • Yolanda Collier and Belen Valle-Metaxas
  • Patrick Bourke
  • Jake Bowness
  • James Hudson
  • Megan Atkinson
  • Max Ryan
  • Josh Collins
  • Jamie Styles
  • Rebecca Wilson
  • Benedict Kershaw
  • Molly Steele
  • Grace Cox-Morgan
  • Greg Smith
  • Jamie Hoar
  • Kitty Bolton
  • Gabby Finn
  • Mholi Hlabisa
  • Felicity Hemming
  • Nompumelelo Nala
  • Busisiwe Mbambo
  • Jack Cox
  • Daisy Sutclife
  • Elle Nevison
  • Jack Shepheard
  • Dlamini Sanelisiwe
  • Kholeka Magwaza
  • Larissa Meggitt and Sophia Andryszewski
  • Siyabonga Mkhize
  • Samkelisiwe Mthembu
  • Aidan Corkett-Beirne
  • Philani Mdlalose
  • Isobel Jackson
  • Kate Sellwood
  • Eleanor Kent
  • Minenhle Vilakazi
  • Hlengiwe Zuma
  • Mzwanele Nzuza
  • Tom Johns
  • Caitlin Baran
  • Philani Mdlalose
  • Grace Zajicek
  • Mlungisi Mhongo
  • Lorna Gilroy-Turner
  • Nduli Scelo
  • Ayanda Mdlalose
  • Elle Pickett
  • Nomthandazo Magwaza
  • Ntutuko Mkhwamazi
  • Suabusa Lwandle
  • Mcebiseni Mngadi
  • Ntuthuko Mkhwanazi
  • Nondumiso Shozi 
  • Thandazile Nxumalo
  • Mxolisi Khathi 
  • Ntuthuko Mkhwanazi
  • Samkelisiwe Mabaso
  • Megan Lupton
  • Philani Mdlalose
  • Amelia Jessop
  • Ayanda Mdlalose
  • Olivia Lowe
  • Phoebe Kendal
  • Sphesihle Shezi
  • Khdluwe Cele
  • Nomfundelo Shangase
  • Neve Watson
  • Amy Floyd
  • Alessandra Valle-Metaxas
  • Scott Campbell
  • Kholeka Magwaza
  • Xolisile Magwaza
  • Ellie Walsh
  • Emily Boswell
  • Samkelisiwe Mthembu
  • Ewan Copsey
  • Aelis Bray
  • Samkelo Mkhwanazi
  • Kate Stapleton
  • Daisy Sutclife
  • Dominique Cunningham
  • Aidan Corkett-Beirne
  • Nomfundo Shangase 
  • Kholeka Magwaza
  • Geeth Appuhamy
  • Ntuthuko Mkhwanazi
  • Milly Rennie & Mary-Louise Jessop
  • Charlie Fletcher
  • Olivia Leonard
  • Jack Kennedy
  • Dylan Parker
  • Freya Poppy Bowden
  • Madeline Smith
  • Nondumiso Shozi
  • Samkhelisiwe Mabaso
  • Mitchell Lothouse
  • Amy Collins
  • Harry Short, Sam Kellett and James Cape
  • Sam Kemp
  • Lucy Campbell
  • Khelhiwe Cele