A beauty pageant last weekend for pre-schoolers attending Vision AfriKa’s crèche at the Ikhaya Trust Centre raised an impressive R850 to fund an outing for them. The competition, entitled “Mr and Mrs Winter”, saw about 80 boys and girls, who were divided into four different age categories, taking to the catwalk wearing their best clothes. The Busy Bees, aged two to three years, opened the event, with the girls being the first to walk up and down in single file in front of their parents to the sound of R&B and pop music. Next came the boys, before the class came together for a final turn as a group. After the Busy Bees came the Busy Ants, aged three to four; the Ladybirds, aged four to five, and the Caterpillars, aged five to six. The three judges, who attend the same Church as the teachers that organised the event, Zandile, Luxolo and Zukiswa, chose a King and Queen from each group. But because the standard was so high, they also nominated a Prince and Princess as runners up from each class too. Each of the winners received a colouring book and crayons or pencils, while the rest of the participants were given a little bag of sweets.