Mountain Cambridge goes to court

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may be tucked away in Hartbeespoort, but the Mountain Cambridge School is always out and about.

In March this year, the school’s Grade 10, 11 and 12 art students shared their knowledge with Grade 9 learners during a trip to the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg to mark Human Rights Day.

The Grade 9s were able to learn from the older students about the wood carvings by John Baloyi and the mediums and themes employed by equally famous artist Cecil Skotnes.

The group then toured the notorious Number Four prison block, as well as the old women’s jail, now the premises for the public protector. Learners were allowed into some of the old cells and learned about the equally harsh living conditions of hardened criminals and political prisoners.

The tour ended with a look inside South Africa’s highest court. A superb example of post-colonial architecture, the court building and great African steps were built from the actual bricks salvaged from the old ‘awaiting trial’ cell block, symbolising how South Africa’s future is growing out of an acknowledgement of its past.

Category: Winter 2014

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