MASVINGO - Hwiru Primary School in Mpandawana has won the National Aids Council (NAC) national quiz competition held at Prince Edward School in Harare.
The competitions saw nine provinces battling it out for the trophy and other prizes but it was Hwiru Primary which performed the best.
Chinorumba High School of Zaka district was also in attendance to represent Masvingo province and they came out fifth in the high schools category.
The Hwiru team put up a spirited performance throughout the competition and outclassed other primary schools such as Murambinda B and Kaguvi to win the trophy, a heavy duty printer and three desktop computers for the school.
Anesu Marwizi, Panashe Musada, Precious Murera and Lizza Tarupiwa won E-readers as individual prizes from NAC, the sponsor.
On Tuesday, the team went and presented their trophy to Masvingo Provincial Education Director (PED) Zedius Chitiga who said the school had set a good example for others.
"We would like to thank the coach of Hwiru Primary School for representing the province with distinction and coming back on top. That can only be achieved through hard work and we understand that the best coach produces the best results," said Chitiga.
NAC provincial Aids coordinator Evos Makoni said the main objective of funding the competition was to spread awareness on HIV as well as helping to create an HIV-free environment.
Hwiru team coach Tariro Mazonde said the pupils learnt a lot on HIV and Aids from the quiz competition.
"I would like to thank my pupils for their dedication towards the quiz competition. We did better than our previous performance as we had managed to learn from our past mistakes," Mazonde said.local