awarenet Learners at the National Arts Festival

Our Grade 10 learners got the chance to visit some of the performances at the National Arts Festival 2019 in Makhanda. The festival displayed a big variety of performances. In our weekly sessions we constantly practice writing English texts. The festival gave us the possibility of writing reviews of the performances we could see at Read more about awarenet Learners at the National Arts Festival[…]

2018 awarenet highlights

Check out some of the highlights of the awarenet year 2018! In February we reached our 500th member of the Open Lab and our teacher’s course was SETA accredited: 500th member of awarenet Open Lab! awarenet Teacher’s course accredited! In April we taught teachers doing a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University the use of Power Read more about 2018 awarenet highlights[…]

A trip down memory lane

One year, 12 months, 365 days sounded incredibly long but the time flew by as fast as the airplane that brought us here on the 18th of August 2017. Our year was full of adventures, with positive as well as negative experiences, and daily challenges.  Now we are sitting here and will take a short Read more about A trip down memory lane[…]

The Xhosa Chronicles

During the Grahamstown National Arts Festival which took place last week we took some of our learners out to see “The Xhosa Chronicles”, a play about Xhosa culture and what difficulties modern Xhosa people face whilst looking back at their history. Kjetil, Xenia and I were accompanied by our lab supervisors and a member of Read more about The Xhosa Chronicles[…]

Afrofuturist Animation Workshop!

awarenet learners got a chance to learn how to make advanced computer animation during the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. The learners took part in the Afrofuturist Animation Workshop run by Alette Schoon of the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. The excited young workshop participants all created their own moving and talking cartoon Read more about Afrofuturist Animation Workshop![…]

awarenet Champs were invited to Festival

On the 6th of July, an excited bunch of awarenet learners trekked down the hill to see “Themba’s dream”, one of the multitude of shows Grahamstownians are treated to during the Arts’ festival. The learners in question were the winners of the awarenet Sports Day competitions in soccer and netball, so after all that running Read more about awarenet Champs were invited to Festival[…]

Giving space for creativity: awarenet and the fingo festival

  „Business beyond festival“ – was the topic of the discussion the staff of the Village Scribe Association was invited to. As part of the Fingo festival which is annually held during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown the event is meant to be a platform to discuss ideas and strategies to make the Fingo Read more about Giving space for creativity: awarenet and the fingo festival[…]

The VSA goes Festival

The annual National Arts Festival shook the otherwise drowsy small town of Grahamstown into sudden life. The multitude of colourful and lively people descending on town was a total onslaught on the senses of the small-town soul, passingly giving Grahamstown the feel of an international metropolis. It was then that the Village Scribe Team decided Read more about The VSA goes Festival[…]

Arts Festival Outcomes

During this year’s Arts Festival, awareNet users and Festinos had the chance to try out awareNet’s new scribbling tool for the first time. This scribbling tool makes awareNet even more creative and interactive. The young guests at our stand in the ASSITEJ Family Venue had a lot of fun:           We Read more about Arts Festival Outcomes[…]

awareNet mobile lab at Grahamstown Arts Festival

This year at the Arts Festival, The VSA partners with ASSITEJ South Africa, a networking platform for people working with or interested in theatre for children and young people. The organisation makes a significant mark on the festival, bringing 10 high quality productions, workshops and other exciting activities to the festival. With some shows already sold-out, Read more about awareNet mobile lab at Grahamstown Arts Festival[…]