High School, Eastern Cape
A new Schools Programme, run by Noluthando Camngca at the Bisho High School in the small town of Bisho in the Eastern Cape, will begin in April this year.
f-nonstop Pinhole Photography
f non-stop is a schools based pinhole photography project, co-ordinated by the South African Centre for Photography, at UCT and run in consultation with educationalists from the Western Cape Education Department. Its aim is to encourage and promote photography as a creative medium, and as a valuable and exciting teaching tool.
One of the most recent developments is that from this year the project has found a home at the MTN Sciencentre at Canal Walk, Century City. Canon South Africarecently sponsored the first two learner, 'edutainment' workshops held at the Sciencentre, during July 2001. We are hoping to continue with our teacher pinhole workshops at the Sciencentre as well. More information on the project follows in History, or if you have specific queries you can email the project co-ordinator, Jean Brundrit .
f non-stop has been operational since 1998 when we ran
pilot learner workshops in three schools from historically differing backgrounds.
This experience highlighted some of the issues that we have attempted
to address over the years. During 1998 South Africa held its first Year
of Science and Technology (YEAST) and f non-stop ran a series of successful
learner workshops as part of this event. One of the issues highlighted
during our first workshops and again during YEAST is that of sustainability.
It's important to engage learners in a workshop situation, but we realised
that with limited resources, we should be centring our efforts on teacher
training. Teachers could then use pinhole photography in the classroom
and hopefully establish a culture around an ongoing photographic project
at their school.
This project is co-ordinated by Jean Brundrit, University of Stellenbosch, and Svea Josephy, a freelance photographic teacher. Gill Cowan and Jenny Ulster both of the WCED's Subject Advisory Service have made significant contributions to the project's success.