School’s play focuses on water

2015-08-11 06:00

Local high school pupils recently took part in a city-wide drama festival.

Simon’s Town High School staged its own play at the Smart Living Drama Festival at the Baxter last weekend.

The festival was hosted by the City of Cape Town for the seventh time. It is one of the City of Cape Town’s youth development initiatives and showcased environmental plays created by various high schools in Cape Town.

High school pupils from across the city created their own plays in response to the water conservation theme through a series of skills development workshops leading up to the official festival.

Thirteen plays were staged. All of the participating schools also performed in a group piece and there was a repeat of three showcase performances chosen from the thirteen plays.

“This programme challenges the youth to address the environmental issues that they face daily and to showcase these issues along with locally relevant solutions in the form of a play to their peers and communities,” says Johan van der Merwe, mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning.

“The theme for this year was water conservation, which is particularly pertinent with Cape Town being a water scarce area. It is therefore important that residents are continually reminded that it remains each and everyone’s responsibility to continue to preserve our most precious resource,” says Van der Merwe.

This year’s other participating high schools were: Aloe High School, Islamia College, Rocklands High School and Spine Road High School in Mitchell’s Plain, Chris Hani Arts and Culture School, Thembelihle Senior Secondary School and Lathi-Tha School of Skills in Khayelitsha, Belhar High School, Durbanville Children’s Home, Isilimela Comprehensive School in Langa, Malibu High School in Blue Downs and The Settlers High School in Bellville.

V

The top six plays of the festival will be performed again at Rocklands High School on 22 August and at Chris Hani Arts and Culture High School in Khayelitsha on 5 September

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/Sport
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Hip Cape Town bars to discover this summer
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.