Let the voices speak!

Exactly just one month to go until the Second Annual BottomUp public speaking festival: Speak Up 2019: Recognise – Analyse – Reimagine Saturday saw our second to last workshop as we met with the learners to go over some last minute speaking dos and donts, but mostly to spend time finishing writing the bulk of […]


BottomUp goes on Camp

From the 12th to 14th of April about 60 representatives from the ARCs [Action Research Committee] of Fairmount, Lotus River and Zeekoevlei set off for the Rocklands campsite in Simonstown for a life and school transforming weekend. Critical Literacy These are not the kinds of topics you can expect on most camps and fortunately BottomUp […]

BottomUp presents: Public Speaking Festival: Forward Ever Never Backward

The evening of Tuesday 6 November saw the first ever BottomUp Public Speaking Festival!  This journey began for twenty to thirty learners on Saturday the 9th of June when Bottomup hosted it’s first workshop for students. The Line-up While thirty to forty learners may have been part of one or more workshops during the five months […]

BottomUp Presents: Education as the Practice of Freedom

This past Wednesday, BottomUp hosted an evening workshop for local school teachers with the title: Critical PedagogyWith guest presenter, Amelia Simone-Herbert leading our time together it was a fun, interactive and thoroughly absorbing and informative time of learning and reflecting together on different aspects of education.  The Presenter Amelia Simone-Herbert is a PhD student at Columbia University which […]