Sishen Intermediate Mine School embarked on a journey to Mahikeng North West, to watch a play at Mmabana Arts Culture and Sports on 3 September 2016. The gist of the trip was to let learners who are in creative arts at school, to explore all the techniques of playmaking in the theatre. This would enable them to reflect on the practicality of what they are taught in the classroom of creative arts.
The name of the play was “this is for keeps”. It had (the play) a tremendous impact on the learners as it outlined the challenges pupils witness everyday such as poverty, unemployment and all forms of abuse. The learners were also able to perform well in their formal examination assessment based on what they learnt in the theatre.
The trip was made possible by prominent businessmen in Kathu, Mr Happy Olyn who runs My Idea Garden and Mrs Zelda Terblanche of Zanray Petrol Station. A total amount of R49 880 was raised for transport, food and tickets at the theatre for 80 learners and 4 teachers. “We would like to express our appreciation of the financial assistance we received from Mr Olyn and Mrs Terblanche for making this trip a success. This would have been impossible without you. I would also like to urge you to continue investing in education”, said Miss Bolokang who is one the teachers who accompanied learners to Mahikeng.
Some of the learners.