Saturday, 27 April 2013

St. Mary's student representitive celebrates South Africa's Freedom Day at the South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London

An Applied Theatre student representative, Sophie Lacey, was invited back to the South African High Commission by The High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Dr Zola Skweyiya and Mrs Thuthukile Skweyiya on the 26th of April to celebrate South African Freedom Day, a celebration of the 19th anniversary of the first democratic elections held in South Africa.

15 Applied Theatre students visited the High Commission on Wednesday in preparation for their trip to Durban, South Africa on the 10th of May 2013.  The students were given an architectural tour of the building as well as had the opportunity to speak with Cathy Moruke from the High Commission.  Ms Moruke was so impressed with our students and their trip, that she invited the lecturer and a student representative to return on Friday to meet South Africans who might be interested in our Theatre for Development module. 

Sophie says, ' It was such a great opportunity and one that I will always remember.  I am overwhelmed that I went.  I am so pleased that our course is so unique and gives us such great opportunities. I am looking forward to working in South Africa and revisiting South Africa House to present them with our experiences during our time there.  It was a day to remember, a great cause, event, music and people.  I will always remember the 27th of April for South Africa.'

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