Museums worldwide annually celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May. In the Western Cape museums affiliated with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport celebrate this global event by staging a very popular English speech contest for high school learners.
The topics for the first round and gala speech contest focus on “Museums and the important role they play in our communities.”
Locally the first round will involve grade 10 and 11 learners from Franschhoek High School, Groendal Secondary School and Bridge House School. The first round will be hosted at the Huguenot Memorial Museum where strict Covid-19 protocols will be in place.
The first, second and third place winners at the first round will receive a floating trophy to keep in their school’s display cases for the year. These learners also automatically qualify for the online Gala Speech Contest later in the year.
The closing date for entries is 3 May 2021.
The museum’s educational officer, Moniqec Dirkse, can be contacted for copies of the rules, the topics or any other information. Her contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org | 064 092 5467 | 021 876 2532