Sport

Anna Foundation children receive Cape Epic Funded Adrenalin Mountain Bikes and Qhubeka Bikes

The Anna Foundation children have received 10 brand new Silverback mountain bikes through Adrenalin Bikes on Friday 11th August 2017 starting at their Simonsig Winery afterschool programme as well as 50 commuter bicycles from Qhubeka at two of their other farms Klawervlei Stud in Bonnievale and Monteith Trust in Grabouw. All of this made possible by the CAPE EPIC funding. As part of Anna Foundation’s Sports programme riding has become more important, parallel to the...

Anna Foundation are winners at the Youth Day Trail Run presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Dirtopia

This past long weekend on Friday 16 June 2017, the Anna Foundation youth celebrated the Youth Day public holiday by participating in the Youth Day Trail run at Delvera presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse and Dirtopia. Two young ladies from the Anna Foundation’s after-school training programme at Simonsig achieved excellent results. On the 5Km run Tenichia Malgas came 2nd and Christelle Swart came 3rd in the 6-10 Overall Girls Category! Thanks to Dirtopia and Sportsman’s Warehouse for sponsoring and running the event....

Nuy Valley Feast Fun Run – 20 May 2017

The annual Nuy Valley Feast took place at the beautiful Leipzig Country House. The list of activities ranged from a MTB, fun walk and vineyards trail run, wine tasting, olive oil tastings, vineyards trails, tractor and wagon rides, fun activities for children and live music. 56 of our learners from Leipzig, Memel, NuweRus and Rouxbyn braved the cold to participate in the 5km Fun Run. The front of the crowd was a sea of yellow heads bobbing up...

VWS Race for Water 23 April

On the 23rd of April this year, the VWS Race for Water was hosted at Elsenburg farm. Our learners from Simonsig farm and Buffet Olives farm participated in the 6km race, which followed farm tracks on the slopes of Klapmutskop. Despite the fact that staying active is very important for our overall health and wellbeing, this event had an added benefit: all of the proceeds went towards the VWS, an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of biodiversity...

Epic Adrenalin Countdown

INTRODUCING: Willie Engelbrecht Cycling legend, Willie Engelbrecht has won the Argus Cycle Tour 5 times, he dominated the pro cycling scene in the 80’s and 90’s and holds more than 1000 other titles under his belt! We’re proud to welcome him as our ambassador as he teams up with Anna Foundation Operations Manager (and ex-Springbok cyclist), Pierre-Henri Olivier at the Absa Cape Epic from  19 – 26 March 2017! It was rather exciting for the children from Buffet Olives and Neethlingshof farms...

27 For Freedom Fun Run

Saturday, 11 February 2017 marked 27 years since Nelson Mandela was released, after spending 27 years in the Victor Verster Prison in Paarl. Our children were privileged to be able to see first hand, where Madiba stayed all those years as we ran 5km in the 27 for Freedom Fun Run which took us through the grounds of the Correctional Services.  It was not only an enjoyable event but an enlightening one too! Special thanks to Top Events, and also to Manfred...

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...

Trail Run

Realtors International Trail-Fun-Run

The children from Simonsig Wine Estate were extremely excited at the prospect of this trail running event taking place on their farm. Their first run for the year! On the morning of 28 January, children, parents, facilitators and support runners lined up, ready to tackle “the hill” which everyone had been talking about the day before. Hill? What hill?! The children ran like lightening and really did us proud and we even had a few prize winners! Special thanks to Japie Swanepoel...

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...

MTB Training with Ariane Kleinhans

Ariane Kleinhans is a professional mountain biker from Switzerland, who currently lives in Stellenbosch. She has taken first place on the podium at many MTB events around the world, including winning 3 Absa Cape Epic titles! On 23 October 2016, after easily winning the ladies’ 42km race in the Buffet Olives MTB Classic, Ariane headed over to our pump track for some coaching with our girls. Ariane would demonstrate a technique and the Buffet Olives girls would copy. By the end...