EIGHT Bulawayo schools have entered into the prestigious Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo.
Report by Own Correspondent.
Preparations for Bulawayo’s largest festival and probably Zimbabwe’s second biggest arts event, continue to gather momentum as evidenced by the preliminary events leading to the event slated for September.
Last week schools drawn across the city performed a drama titled Too Young to Marry.
Arguably the biggest drama event in the country, more than 30 schools from Bulawayo are participating in the preliminary selection where only eight managed to book themselves a place to showcase their acts in the city’s prestigious festival.
The schools are Msiteli High School, Gifford High School, Eveline Girls’ High School, Townsend Girls’ High School, Milton Boys’ High School, and Mzilikazi High School.
Meanwhile, for their spirited effort and showcasing plays that exhibited potential, Mzingwane Boys’ High, Sobukhazi High, Sizane High, Entumbane High, Founders High, Foundation Technical College and Nketa High will clash again for two slots in the finals at the end of July.
Under the theme, “Too Young to Marry,” schools are exploring issues of child marriages, their causes and effects.
Schools have been encouraged to explore the benefits of waiting and pursuing one’s education and chosen career first.
The finals of the Plan High Drama competition will be held on September 26 at Bulawayo Theatre during the ninth edition of Intwasa Arts Festival.
The competition is a collaborative effort between Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo and Plan Zimbabwe.
It seeks to identify and nurture talent while also advocating for child rights and protection issues in schools, communities and the world at large.
Last year the event was won by Mpopoma High who slugged out against stiff competition.