English Festival


Die SA Skole Engelse Fess

The English Festival takes place under the auspice of the Grahamstown Foundation, Paarl Boys High has not skipped a year since 2004 and many attends it a second year.

What is the English Festival?

Each year we join other young South Africans and are “part of a life-altering, mind-blowing,
soul-soaring experience with the arts!” We attend brilliant shows, hands-on workshops and
lectures. All of this develops each participant’s potential and broadens the mind.

What does the festival offer?

      • Two jam-packed days of intense and varied arts experiences;
      • Non-competitive interactions with over 500 grade eleven learners and their teachers, representing schools from all over the Western Cape;
      • The chance to experience the wonderful facilities at Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town;
      • The chance to discover new things about the arts, your friends, your teachers, other grade elevens from other schools, and yourselves;
      • A cultural feast within an intense but carefully structured and varied programme of arts-related activities.

The festival aims to:

        • Enrich the cultural and educational life of our province’s young people;
        • Highlight the power of the arts as a universal tool of communication and empowerment;
        • Ignite a life-long passion for the arts in young people.


Paarl Boys High staff member Ms M Steinmetz

Ms M Steinmetz