World Cup: The Dutch Are in Town!

Led by an orange double-decker bus the Dutch Supporters have travelled from Pretoria via Durban and are now on their way to Cape Town ahead of their Group E match against Cameroon at 20h30 today at Cape Town Stadium. Royal Netherlands Football Association, Supportersclub Oranje and De Oranjecamping are expected to paint the town orange when they arrive in Cape Town this afternoon until 18h00 when, following a “warm-up” session at the FIFA Fan Fest (the official public viewing venue), all Orange fans and supporters will lead ‘Oranje’ down the 2.2km Fan Walk to the stadium. Go Holland!

EC Students star in movie “Another Day, Another Dollar”

Students Raaffat Rady, Mohammed Altwjiri, Jose dos Santos, Enrique Albors, Cho Sung Bin, Andres Ramirez and Mariko Miyata will be going home with a unique souvenir of their time in Cape Town – a movie with them as the actors! On the 24th April filming for the movie ‘Another Day, Another Dollar‘ wrapped. Produced by our talented teacher, Anya, and starring EC Cape Town English language school students, the movie is set in various locations around Cape Town and  a few scenes also shot at the school! In short, the film is about  a student being kidnapped by two teachers and stars EC Pre-Intermediate students in the main roles. Currently in post production, the movie will only be released in the next month but in the meantime you can catch the trailer!

EC Cape Town Supports Bafana Bafana!

This morning EC staff blew their vuvuzelas and put on their South Africa T-Shirts, hats and face paint in support of Bafana Bafana (a term of endearment for the South African team which means ‘the Boys’) ahead of todays opening match against Mexico!

Cape Town’s ferris wheel

Cape Town’s own version of the London Eye has just opened at the V&A Waterfront. Named the ‘Wheel of Excellence’, this 50m diameter wheel is smaller than the London Eye (which is 135m high), but similar to the 60m wheel in London’s Hyde Park. The Wheel of Excellence, a fully illuminated giant wheel, features 36 fully enclosed cabins which will treat visitors here over the World Cup to panoramic views of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Stadium, Robben Island, Table Mountain, the City and the Paarl mountains.

EC Staff Team Building

Last night all the teachers were at the school for a teacher teambuilding event with one of the activities being making a T-shirt which was World Cup inspired. Students voted this morning for which T-shirt they thought was best and the team that made it received a prize! Check out the pictures below:

World Cup: 7 Days Until Kick-Off!

With 7 days to go to the start of the World Cup, a giant vuvuzela (a plastic blowing horn that when blown sounds like a foghorn/ elephant) has been mounted on top of Cape Town’s famous unfinished bridge. It’s said that this vuvuzela will be fitted with a truck horn and blown when a goal is scored! At EC Cape Town we’re also getting geared up for the World Cup! The banner below was produced by a group of Colombian and Korean students and a teacher and now hangs in our student lounge.