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A quarter of a million rand up for grabs for SA high schools in VIA’s new quiz show Die Superskool.

In September 2017, the brand-new and exciting quiz show for high school pupils, Die Superskool, kicks off on the Afrikaans lifestyle channel VIA (DStv Channel 147). The entries for this program are currently open for high-school pupils.

On Die Superskool, South African high schools will battle it out against one another to be crowned South Africa’s super school. Each school team from across South Africa will consist of three of the school’s brightest pupils and will be supported by one of their teachers. Die Superskool will be presented by the famous Afrikaans singer and rapper, Snotkop. Huisgenoot, South Africa’s biggest magazine, will be the official media partner of Die Superskool.

“It’s going to be more than just a classic quiz show. The challenges are specifically created to capture the spirit of this unique and diverse generation. It is not only about being academically smart,” says Izelle Venter, channel head of VIA.

“The expenses of the chosen schools will be covered by VIA. The production company, Gravitate, is known for their good work in the industry – and pupils will be in great hands,” adds Venter. “We are looking forward to welcoming schools from all over South Africa. Everyone who understands Afrikaans is more than welcome to enter – even if you do not speak Afrikaans fluently.”

Die Superskool will consist of 15 half-hour episodes and air from September. During this period, the teams will be tested on memory, concentration capabilities and knowledge of language, maths, general knowledge and pop culture. The winning team will receive a quarter of a million rand for their high school. The team that comes in second will receive R100 000 and the team that comes in third will receive R50 000.

To enter, schools must compile a short video in which they talk about their school, the three pupils that will represent the school on Die Superskool and the teacher that will assist the team. Entries must be sent to info@viatv.co.za before 19 June 2017. The top entries will be put through a test round before they can qualify for the program. All South Africans high schools are invited to enter Die Superskool, but participants need to understand Afrikaans to be able to participate. Participants must be available from 8 and 15 July for recordings. Transport and accommodation will be provided for pupils who do not live close to where the program is recorded.