Spring (school) is in the air

“It was not what I expected, it was better,” says an excited 16 year old Jacqueline, a scholar of the annual Robben Island Museum Spring School .

Spring school scholars discovering their voices at Bush Radio studio Left to right: Jaqueline Nkosi, Kgwerano Mpamonyane, Tsepang Mahasele being interviewed by Bush Radio's Bassie Montewa

Spring school scholars discovering their voices at Bush Radio studio Left to right: Jaqueline Nkosi, Kgwerano Mpamonyane, Tsepang Mahasele being interviewed by Bush Radio's Bassie Montewa

The Spring School is an annual event hosted by the Robben Island Museum Education and Training department.

The project acts as an interactive platform to unite and empower students from around the country through heritage.

The theme for this year was “The University for Life – Celebrating Our Crafts, Our Heritage”.

Pottery making, radio broadcasting, drama and music were among the workshops offered to scholars whereby they explored their heritage and creativity through the mediums.

“We wanted these young people to tell their stories and articulate it through radio, drama and music,” says Sydney Katunga, a project facilitator.

Bush Radio 89.5fm offered their support and service to the Spring School.

The group recorded inserts for their pre-recorded presentation that will be aired on Friday the 2nd October when Bush Radio 89.5 FM broadcasts from the island as the school comes to an end.

*Bush Radio and the Robben Island Museum have previously partnered for Bush Radio’s Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK 2007).

** Victor J and Denisia Adams will be broadcasting with participants of the Spring School from 07h00 to 14h00 on Friday the 2nd October 2009.

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