Grahamstown was an amazing, unique experience that we all enjoyed very much. The plane ride was very exciting and we were all thrilled to be on our way to Grahamstown.
In Grahamstown, we watched multiple shows, such as dance performances and fantastic magic acts, which were absolutely incredible. We participated in lots of workshops every day and crafted a whole lot of wonderful things. We also did a writing course, where we wrote books in groups, and an illustration course to draw pictures for the books we wrote. The food was really great and nutritious. We really liked the dorm too, it was clean and spacious. We also went to a market called the Village Green, where everyone spent a lot of money on all the fabulous products they had to offer.
The group leaders were awesome and we really made special bonds with them. There were two other schools at the festival, from East London, and we chatted to and made friends with the pupils from those schools. We also played soccer against the boys, which was great fun. The tuck shop was superb and had lots of yummy things to offer for outstanding value. On our way back, we stopped at the Nanaga Farmstall, which had the most delicious pies. It was a smashing opportunity to be invited to the Children’s Art Festival. We had the best time and will never forget our trip to Grahamstown.
Kate Williams and Natasha Main