Life Skills

Renee Lighton Facilitator Programme

Renee Lighton lights up the facilitators teaching programme

Renee Lighton is our educational trainer for our Anna Foundation facilitator workshops.  The facilitators in the recent training day (which occurs monthly) benefited hugely from her innovative, educational ideas which the facilitators will pass on to their children in each of their school projects.  We are delighted to have Renee as part of our team. In the recent facilitator training workshop, the attendees were obviously...

Teen Workshop

In addition to the very specific after-school support we offer our high school students, we also hold a monthly workshop for them at a central venue which forms part of our Teenager Programme. These workshops are seen as a privilege (they must attend the after-school regularly in order to ‘qualify’) and are aimed at inspiring them for their futures. Workshops – each with its own theme – are planned and brought to life by Uné Conradie, designer of our current...

3 R’s: Reading, Running Righting February News

Reading (Education): Good auditory skills have amongst others, significant benefits for learning reading. This month our facilitators focus on auditory perception and how to apply it in shared reading. These listening skills are practiced by playing auditory games with the children on a regular basis and then reading a story with questions that follow on from what they have just read.  The Grade R – 3’s focus on sounds at the start and ends of words, while the Grade 4...

My Body

3 R’s: Reading, Running, Righting January News

Reading (Education): The current worksheet theme is “My Body”. Facilitators are trained how to incorporate creative and exciting introductions to make lessons more effective and bring the theme to life. Hangman, spelling competitions and even drawing with feet or blindfolded is a huge hit but also very effective!  Fun games incorporated into the topic help children practice spelling which will ultimately enhance their writing skills and help them remember what they learn. Running (Sport): Sit-ups, planking, sprints and endurance running...

Mayor

Drakenstein Mayor Visits

Children at Buffet Olives farm welcomed the Drakenstein Mayor, Councillor Conrad Poole, to their after-school on 9 November. He was very interested in finding out more about our 3 R’s Programme and so enjoyed watching the drama games that he jumped up and joined in! The Mayor noticed how much the children enjoy the programme and was particularly impressed with the way in which facilitator, Catharine discussed with the children how lessons from the game can be applied in their everyday...