The Passbook Competition, which was started by Durban Local History Museums in 2013, sees an influx of children from local schools, as learners visit the various museums in order to get their ‘passbooks’ stamped. The competition, which is directly linked to the CAPS curriculum for History , Social Science and Arts and Culture, comprises four distinct phases.
The first phase takes place next week, with the Educators’ Workshop where the relevant information is distributed to teachers. Phase two sees learners submit their competition entries after having visited the various participating museums. The third phase of the competition comprises the fantastic Abasha Bash! Festival where leaners show off their artistic and cultural talents through performance art.
Over the past few years this third stage of the competition has also involved an intercultural programme with winners of Abasha Bash! traveling to Germany as part of the Bremen-Durban Sister City Agreement. In 2017 Durban played host to members of the Bremen Youth Group for the first time, when German learners visited KZN to take part in the festival.
Finally the fourth phase of the competition, the Prize Giving Ceremony, is scheduled to take place later this year, on the 19th September.
For further information or updates please like the Passbook Competition’s Facebook page.