The Mountain Cambridge School won the award for the Best School Represented during the recent South Africa Championships of Performing Arts (SACOPA).
“This means our school of 340 learners managed to be selected as the best school represented nationally, and this includes drama schools, dancing schools, acting schools and public and private schools. This is an outstanding achievement,” said MCS drama teacher, Talita Landsberg. Landsberg was also awarded a 15 year celebration award for her service to SACOPA.
“Our participation of 88 learners also assisted the North West to be awarded the Best Province Award for 2021.”
This year, approximately 17 000 items were performed across the performing arts spectrum which includes acting, dancing, vocals, modelling and instrumentals. All three of the MCS teams that participated were selected to perform in the Showcase. “This is an honour as they choose the top-scoring items throughout the week to represent the performances. There is only one gold, silver and bronze medal awarded per item, if the required percentage is achieved. In some categories, no medals are awarded if the percentages are not achieved,” she said.
Mountin Cambridge School received nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals. The high school group was chosen as the Best Overall Group age 13 – 15. All the participants have been chosen to represent Team South Africa at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles in June 2022.
Landsberg has been teaching drama for 25 years, she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2016 at the South African Championships and travelled with her team to the World Championships of Performing Arts. She is also a South African adjudicator in performing arts. She is living out her passion at The Mountain Cambridge School.