Ecological learning for sustainability means using multi-pronged approaches to offer spaces for creativity to emerge - for the unexpected to blossom and for children to find their paths in ways that generate hope.
The youth programme seeks to support and inspire youth to choose positive life paths, and discover their full potential through education, fun and nature in a nurturing and creative environment. Our approach to creating spaces at Lynedoch includes using nature as our teacher, engaging in issues of sustainability, encouraging a broader world view, and helping youth develop a passion through dedication and persistence.
Lynedoch United Football Club
40 youth are members of the Lynedoch United Football club, meeting twice a week for training, and taking part in matches in the Stellenbosch LFA over weekends. We also have a senior soccer team with 23 members. We compete in the Promotional League which is managed by SAFA Cape Winelands.
This programme is held by Sensei Tony Edwards, taking place during school hours. “Kushido is an international karate system that was founded in South Africa in 1963. Classes concentrate on developing self-defense skills and true Martial Art characteristics within the practitioner that include: a healthy body and mind, discipline, focus and respect”.
The Youth Hub has been established to create an effective and holistic intervention point for school going youth and young adults in the Lynedoch Valley. Through the hub we seek to instil responsibility to self, environment and community, a proactive role in their own lives, a thirst for knowledge, a positive work ethic, freedom and fun within limits and a sense of belonging. Our high school learner interventions include the provision of strong academic support in order for them to complete their schooling, as well as providing information on opportunities available to them after high school. The Youth Hub is a safe and fun space where the youth can come together to build positive relationships and secure support and acknowledgement. The hub is also a formal space that gives the youth access to various forms of technology.