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
- ID number
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and write dream school in the subject line.