Schools jam at competition

Cedar High School showing their most groovy moves on stage in their colourful attire. Picture: Masechaba Khoza

At the annual High School Jam finals at the Grand Arena on Saturday August 17, 1 200 teenagers representing nine high schools performed to more than 5 000 friends, family members and fans who came out to show their support. High School Jam aims to unite teenagers, schools and communities through music, entertainment and performance and develop youngsters’ self-esteem and self-belief through support and mentorship from industry specialists, said organiser Karen Burt. The schools represented were West End Primary School who performed as a group called West End Junior High School, Cedar, Portland, Elsies River, Milnerton, South Peninsula, Parow and Alexander Sinton high schools, and BAAP (a collaboration of non-music focus schools comprising Bridgetown, Athlone and Peak View high schools, and Athlone School for the Blind). Elsies River High School won the competition, going home with R50 000 in cash. For their efforts, the West End Junior High School group won the spirit award and R20 000.