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Media alert: Minister Schäfer to announce the 2021 Story Star winner

28 January 2022

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 our Story Star winner from Laerskool Mikro.

On Monday, the 2021 Story Star winner will be announced by Minister Debbie Schäfer at Laerskool Mikro, and members of the media are invited to attend. (Please see programme attached)

 Date: Monday, 31 January 2022

Time: 10h00

Venue: Laerskool Mikro

Location: Spruit Street, Kuilsriver, Cape Town

The learner was approached at the end of last year, so that the WCED could begin the animation in preparation for the announcement on Monday and the launch of the 2022 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.

 Here 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 and the 2020 Story Star winner Keshrie Booysen, which launched the competition in 2021:

The 2021 instalment will be released on Monday.

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 receives a tablet, bookbag and branded stationery.

The 2nd and 3rd prize winners will also receive a tablet and book bag and stationery. The winning school has received a R10 000 transfer payment for learner support material.  

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


Media Enquiries: 

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