During August, 113 primary and high schools, as well as many Performing Arts Centres, participated in the Artscape School’s Art Festival. The festival covers all forms of performing arts, and has meant that over 3200 learners have had the opportunity to perform on the Artscape stage, some for the first time on a professional stage. There have been performances from all over, with some learners travelling from as far as George and Knysna to perform!
Each night, a panel of judges adjudicated the performances and they have selected the very best of all the performances. Much pride was felt by Edgemead Primary School when it was announced that their Jazz Band was selected as one of the top 12 performances over the entire course of the Festival. The EPS Jazz Band were invited to perform at the Gala Evening and completely shone! They performed for top officials, including Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer!