Second chance for your education


Did the school system give up on you? And did you give up on your education? If yes, a new reality series hopes to give you the second chance you deserve.

The producers of a new reality TV series are looking for contestants between the ages of 15 and 18 who have either failed a school grade or didn’t qualify for tertiary education. This reality series, based on Jamie’s Dream School (a UK TV series presented by Jamie Oliver), will provide a second chance for young learners who want to reignite their passion for education. The two-week special school offers a unique educational experience, with lessons taught by about a dozen high-profile, successful South Africans. Some learners who successfully complete the course at Dream School SA will be given a bursary to enable them to return to school for matric or to enroll at a tertiary education institution.

What you need to know:

  • Successful candidates must be in Cape Town from 17 June to 6 July
  • Contestants must be willing to be filmed at their homes and in the classroom
  • Accommodation in Cape Town and transport to and from the film location will be provided by the producers
  • Parents and teachers are welcome to nominate learners but must have their permission to do so
  • The programme will be broadcast on a free-to-air channel

Information we need from you:

  • Your full names
  • Gender
  • ID number
  • Photo
  • A brief explanation why you would like to join Dream School SA
  • Why things haven’t worked out for you at school
  • What you have struggled with
  • If you could look at yourself in 10 years’ time, where would you be?

Make sure your entry reaches us before Thursday 6 June 2013. Send your entry to Shiehaam Daniels ( and write dream school in the subject line.

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