Top teacher

■ Curro Durbanville Independent School Grade 6 teacher Christo Spies was selected as regional finalist in the Woolworths Superhero National Teacher’s Day Competition thanks to a motivational letter penned by pupil Alex Crause, 12. Alex’s entry – one of 21 000 nominations – got Mr Spies into the top eight in the primary school category for the Western Cape and Northern Cape region. Mr Spies was invited for a two-night stay at the Crystal Towers Marriot Hotel in Century City and he won a laptop and a Woolworths gift card and Curro Durbanville was awarded a cash prize of R10 000. Alex also received a gift card.