The world-renowned College of Magic, Cape Town\u2019s only magical arts organisation, welcomed a record number of 64 new students to its introductory Course One and Course Magic and Showmanship classes at its incredible Victorian manor base on Saturday 3 February 2018. Bright-eyed youngsters from all over the Mother City, keen to start their enchanting magical education, were treated to a special assembly with David Gore, the College of Magic\u2019s founder and director, and a whirlwind tour of the organisation\u2019s mysterious building which is home to Africa\u2019s largest magical museum, the continent\u2019s premier magic shop and the wondrous Imagination Centre where the College\u2019s popular festivals and events are held. With the strike of the College of Magic\u2019s enchanting gong to signal the start of lessons, it was time for the new recruits\u2019 very first magic lesson. In their inaugural peek behind the wizard\u2019s curtain, the new students learnt an introductory magical effect, received their first wands and joined in a recital of the Magician\u2019s Code - a promise to never \u2018spoil the wonder\u2019 by revealing the secrets of magic to the public. In 2018, the College of Magic, the only organisation of its kind in the world, celebrates 38 years of teaching the theatrical performing art of magic and its allied arts as well as vital life-skills to children.The organisation is thrilled with the fantastic sign-up for the first day of lessons: \u201cIt\u2019s been incredible to see how eager Cape Town\u2019s youngsters are to learn the art of magic! In nearly 40 years, this is one of the largest intakes we\u2019ve been privileged to have and we are excited to lead our new students on this educational journey of wonder!\u201d, says Gore. Registration for the second intake of Course One for the year will open in July 2018. For more information about the College of Magic, please visit www.collegeofmagic.com or call +27(0)21 683 5480.