Introducing Story Stars! | Western Cape Education Department
Introducing Story Stars!

Introducing Story Stars!

23 January 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has launched an essay competition for Grade 4 learners.

Primary schools in the province received Story Stars essay competition materials, including story books, learner books and cut-outs for the Grade 4 classrooms.

Story Stars is an animated short film created by using stories that were written and narrated by Grade 4 learners of the Western Cape. Story Stars details the first adventures of Felix and Felicity and can be viewed and/or downloaded at

Grade 4 teachers are encouraged to allow for their learners to read the story booklet which has been provided, watch the animation film and then finish the story using the delivered learner books. They are to write themselves into the story to complete the adventure and submit their essays to the WCED by 20 March 2020.

Prizes will be awarded to the learners and educators of these schools and the winning essay will be animated to complete the adventure!

The essay competition is only open to Grade 4 learners of the Western Cape.

We look forward to reading their essays and adding a new Story Star to the film! Learners can also take home learner booklets adding their own adventures at the end!