PICK’N Pay Lesotho on Friday handed out M10 000 in prize money to Maseru Preparatory School which emerged as one of the winners of the retail giant’s Heroes’ Competition.
The rules of the competition required learners to draw fantasy pictures or cartoons and submit them to the store for the draw.
Pick’n Pay Lesotho Manager, Vanessa Artken said they chose five pictures from each of the three schools which participated in the competition and handed them over to Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso to choose the best picture.
“This was done for the purposes of transparency and so she chose a picture that was drawn by a student from Maseru Preparatory School,” Ms Artken said, adding the best picture was a submission by Maseru Preparatory School learner, Bonang Rametse.
Ms Artken also said the competition served the twin purposes of “improving sales” as well as the retail chain’s Corporate Social Initiative.
For his part, the Maseru Preparatory School Principal, Michael de Kock expressed his gratitude to the store for the award.
“I’m going to throw a class party for the class to make the children feel good and proud,” Mr de Kock said, adding this was because the money had been won through the learners’ efforts.
“Apart from that I will use some of the money to improve the playground equipment at the school,” he added.