Media alert: Learner becomes a Story Star | Western Cape Government


Media alert: Learner becomes a Story Star

17 March 2021

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream to write, narrate and star in an animated film? Well, that is what has happened to a talented Grade 4 learner from Philadelphia Primary School. 

Tomorrow, the 2020 Story Star winner will be announced by Minister Debbie Schäfer at Philadelphia PS. 

The learner was approached at the end of last year, so that the WCED could begin the animation in preparation for the announcement tomorrow and the launch of the 2021 series of the competition. 

Minister Schäfer will premiere the animated film to the winner and the current Grade 4 learners who will have the opportunity to enter this year. 

Attached is a sneak peak of the winning learner and the character that has been created. 

Please see the video that was written and narrated by Grade 4 learners in 2019, which launched the competition in 2020. The 2020 instalment will be released tomorrow. 

See video here: 

In addition to writing, starring in and narrating the video, which will be watched by thousands of learners across the Western Cape, the 1st prize Story Stars winner will also receive a tablet, bookbag and branded stationery. 

The 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive a tablet and book bag and stationery. The winning school has received a R10 000 transfer payment for learner support material and the teacher, a R2000 gift voucher, bookbag and stationery. 

We look forward to the winner finally seeing how her creative writing skills can be transferred into a real-life animation! 

Date:              18 March 2021 

Time:               09h15 

Venue:           Philadelphia Primary School - Church Street, Philadelphia 

Media Enquiries: 

Kerry Mauchline
Spokesperson to Minister Debbie Schäfer
Western Cape Ministry of Education