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As we move towards a more digital age, opportunities are endless; the boys at Parktown Boys’ High School can now explore the digital arts thanks to new creative studio.


Johannesburg, South Africa (21 April 2022) – Parktown Boys’ High School recently celebrated the installation of a creative studio dedicated to the arts and STEM. The Studio ’91 project was inspired by Nathan Waywell from the class of 1991 who wanted to invest in the future of students currently enrolled at the school.

The studio is equiped to be a multimedia Creative Studio at the School. The facility and its equipment has been funded by the Class of 1991, which has amounted to over R350,000 in financial support to build the studio, thousands more in expertise and second hand equipment donated as well as the establishment of mentorship programmes for the learners going forward.

This cutting edge hi-tech facility has an Apple Computers Creative Network and ‘Green Screen’ capability, not only to do audio and video recordings, hold interviews and set up podcasts, but also enable students to explore the areas of animation, sound design, editing and music production. Not only will the digital arts become accessable but the facility will also cater to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects.

“The importance of understanding why STEM is vital is brought to life when Art manifests the future right before your eyes”. – Nathan Waywell

Thus Studio ’91 is a full spectrum, school level, entertainment industry extra mural offering, so named after the class of that year who donated all the funds for its construction, and forms part of the school’s programme to ‘future proof’ the boys for the 4IR world they are entering.

The facility is a cause for big excitement amoungst the boys, with over 40 signing up for activities within the first week of it being opened.

“We thank and congratulate Nathan and the 1991 Matric group for the idea and the forward thinking, support and necessary funding to make something like this happen.”

He concludes; “This facility places us at the forefront of what is offered in schools generally and provides another avenue for our boys to march to their own ‘creative drum’ and achieve excellence. May other schools now pick up the mantle too.” – Malcolm Williams, Parktown Boys’ High School, Headmaster

Sources: Press Release
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