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Thursday, September 25, 2008


Silwane S.P. School relaunches successful project.

The Silwane Senior Primary School in Verulam relaunched their successful Room 13 Art Project on September 18 in a day filled with entertainment alongside the artworks on display which were also for sale.

Room 13 is an art studio run by learners for learners, supported by an artist-in-residence, within a school environment. Learners manage the studio as a business, electing their own management team each year. The artist in residence is their employee, not their teacher.

Room 13 seeks to unlock children’s imagination by developing their artistic expression across various art forms, in particular visual arts and literature. At the same time, Room 13 also seeks to teach these children essential business skills, as they run the studio as their own business, taking full responsibility for the sustainability of project.

Contact Silwane S.P. School through Mrs Ngubane on 078 107 6289 or Mr Mkhize on 073 284 1026 or e-mail The school’s address is PO Box 31101, Verulam, 4340.