Awards and Recognition
eThekwini Water and Sanitation Conference:
A team of Danville learners presented at the Ethekwini Water and Sanitation Conference in 2014 and 2016. A Danville learner was named as second best speaker in 2014.
Eco-Schools Green Business Awards Competition:
In 2012, Danville started a green business called Originally Made Green or OMG, making various products out of waste. Danville entered the Eco-Schools Green Business Awards Competition. Danville were proud joint national winners for their efforts.
Danville has been involved in Eco-Schools since 2004 and has been awarded a certificate and flag every year for their environmental efforts.
Outstanding teacher award:
Mrs Mann (the Environmental Co-Ordinator at Danville) was awarded an outstanding teacher award in 2018 by WESSA Eco-Schools.
The Trust for Sustainable Living Schools (TSL) Essay Competition:
Danville entries (up to 10 per year) have received honourable mentions (top 33%) or been finalists (top 10%) over the years. In 2018, Anisa Esat was joint second and in 2019, Keziah Bahadur joint fourth place in the world.
Royal Schools Essays:
Danville learners have been submitting essays on a variety of topics, some environmental (e.g. water), over the years. Danville learners have been finalists on a few occasions.
Water Explorer Programme:
Danville were proud South African Water Explorer winners in 2015 and finalists (top 5) in 2017.
South African Institute of International Affairs Environmental Sustainability Project (SAIIA ESP):
Danville learners have participated in the SAIIA ESP since 2011. Danville was awarded a best speaker award in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. The team were the winning provincial delegation in KZN in 2013 and 2014. The team were awarded a silver award for second place nationally in 2017 and a Bronze award for third place nationally in 2018 and 2019.
One Planet Water Explorer UN Global Search for Sustainable Schools:
Danville was privileged to have been selected as one of seven schools in South Africa in the Global Search for Sustainable Schools for our environmental efforts over the years. We have been awarded funding to up-scale our vegetable garden and make it monkey proof.