GEORGE NEWS - The World of Tomorrow drama festival launched by George Municipality, kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday 31 August) with 9 schools battling it out for their share of big prizes and of course, bragging rights.
This is the first time that industrial theatre productions by learners, for learners, is being used to bring home the message of energy efficiency in South Africa.
All eyes will be on George as the Department of Energy supports this initiative, and hopes that its success will inspire other municipalities to follow suit.
According to the Department of Energy officials, they are extremely impressed with the creative implementation of their Energy Efficiency Awareness Campaign and Capacity Building Program.
The bite size productions of 15 minutes each makes this form of theatre accessible to all schools, with 53 primary school learners and 48 high school learners participating.
With professional support from the George Arts Theatre and drama coordinator, Heather Stead, the standard will be high and the competition fierce.
"This initiative gives the children a chance to participate and represent their school. The learners went to great lengths to source material for the script, I even got asked for the school's electricity bill! Learners are also exposed to possible career paths they might not have considered before,” said principal of Kretzenshoop Primary School, Mr Arries.
Friday night sees the exhibition of a BMW i3, a fully electric vehicle that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, without interruption and a glittering event where our winners will showcase their dramas and receive prizes.
Tickets are available from Heather on 072 369 3304 or at the door on the night.
Primary school production on 31 July at the George Arts Theatre at 18:00 and high school production on 1 August at the George Arts Theatre at 18:00. Tickets: Adults R30, learners R20. Gala Evening on Friday 2 August opens with an exhibition outside the George Arts Theatre from 17:30. Adults R50 / learners R20.
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