SCHOOLKIDS will have an opportunity to film the World Cup and then watch it on television.

SCHOOLKIDS will have an opportunity to film the World Cup and then watch it on television.

The iSchoolafrica project allows pupils to go out and look for footage that will be broadcast on M-Net's Magic World channel.

There are four World Cup Youth Broadcasting teams in four provinces, with teams of five pupils in 15 schools to report on themes related to the soccer event.

Among the schools that are part of the project are Tembisa Secondary in Ekurhuleni, Settlers High in Western Cape, Ratheo Secondary, Bakubaung in North West and Chesterville Secondary in KwaZulu-Natal.

The pupils will report on football, tourism, cultural interaction, football teams, their fan and football culture, the "how to" series focusing on the diski dance, being a fan, blowing a vuvuzela and making a makarapa and being part of a team.

All the content will be made by pupils on their Macs, using the iLife suite. Schools that do not already have Mac labs will be lent equipment for the project.

Through the project pupils will have an amazing opportunity to create and display audiovisual content about the World Cup to be broadcast to the youth across the country.

One of the participants, Sthokozile Mkhize of Chesterville Secondary, said: "I have never had such an opportunity before. I feel my dreams of being on TV will come true."

Sally James, head of academic and staff development at Kingsmead Secondary, said: "This project will provide our girls with the opportunity to use their Apple Mac skills in a creative and exciting way.

"It will also allow for the girls to operate Apple Macs and put their skills to use in a real life situation," James said.

"It encourages independent thought and work. which is very much part of our school ethos. Our team is very excited."