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Mindset Network Launches New Primary School Pop Up Channel

The COVID-19 lockdown has been the uppermost thought in everyone’s mind, and MultiChoice together with the Mindset Network, launched by Nelson Mandela in 2003, launched a Mindset Pop a dedicated channel for Primary School learners on 1 April 2020.

Mindset Pop DStv channel 317, will feature educational programming covering the entire General Education and Training (GET) phase, including Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the Grade 4 – 9 curriculum.

Although leaners are on holiday, the channel aims to be prepare them for when schools re-open. Mindset Pop will deliver live lessons daily with 6 fresh hours every day. Bringing Literacy, Numeracy as well as Maths, Natural Sciences, English, Life Orientation, Art and Physical Education activities. A website will be available for parents to download worksheets and information sheets to work through with our expert teachers. Lessons will come live from our studios where teachers will unpack the concepts leaners need to understand as well as point you to additional resources. The lessons are based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) but are also aligned to the Cambridge curriculum.

Mindset’s CEO, Dylan Green said: “We are happy to be working with MultiChoice to spread academic excellence during the lockdown. Though we often focus on matriculants the key concepts are taught at foundation phase. We are looking forward to bringing a whole new and exciting world of learning to DStv subscribers everywhere.”

Mindset Pop will be available to all subscribers across the DStv packages in South Africa and Africa. Tune into DStv channel 317 and get ahead with this fantastic education channel!

“We are very proud, that through our partnership with Mindset, we have managed to bring the classroom into the homes of many DStv subscribers during the lockdown period”, said Aletta Alberts, Executive Head: Content Strategy at MultiChoice.

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