The junior aftercare programme at Lynedoch caters for of children between the ages 5 ½ to 11 (grade R to 5) and consists of a broad range of daily activities and culminates in a performance at the end of every term.
We work with 32 children in the junior clubhouse on a daily basis. On a normal day we start with homework and have a few other activities running on weekly basis. These include activities like soccer, reading and drama and working with Usiko. Usiko is a community base organisation which helps with children in the community and teaches the children Life Skills.
At the end of every term the children produce and direct a drama show for their parents to see and enjoy. The idea is for the parents to see their children learn through drama, whilst improving their presentation and communication skills.
The children are also a part of the Zip Zap Circus which takes place at the Waldorf School in Stellenbosch every Friday. Zip Zap Circus is a well-established circus in Cape Town that is giving back to the community by giving children from Lynedoch and the Kayamandi area a chance to study the arts free of charge.
The children are provided with a nourishing, well balanced and delicious meal every day. The children receive a fruit as well to complete the meal.
Working in the garden is a weekly activity and teaches the children about caring for the earth and persevering nature. Gardening allows the children to experience the planting process what goes in it and the reward you get when you take time to take care and nurture something and see the final product.