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National Schools Festivals

The South African Schools Festivals bring 6000 South African learners and their teachers to the threshold of artistic, educational, dramatic and social enrichment. Aimed at grade 11's and 12's, the Schools Festivals programme meets the need for a varied Arts curriculum in Schools while: Each Festivals gives delegates an intense Arts experience in an instructive mix of lectures, theatre productions and workshops. Participants from across a wide economic divide get to literally ‘rub shoulders’ because the festivals attract large numbers of participants from the most rural schools to the wealthiest urban areas. This interaction forms an integral part of the overall Arts Education programme, promoting collaboration, communication and direct interaction in a non-threatening, neutral, creative environment. Most importantly, the participation in these programmes engenders self-esteem and confidence, and facilitates the discovery of the value of co-operation, empathy and self-realisation.

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