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Lockdown Activities

The Creative Works team has been putting together activity packs for Stanford and Masakhane since the start of the lock down in March. The aim for the packs is to keep children in under resourced communities safely engaged with stimulating activities at home. Over the past few months, we have packed and delivered more than

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Early Learning Program at Die Bron Primary

We started the year with getting to know the grade R learners that are referred by their teachers into our program. We have been screening the children and through this process identifying each child’s needs, strengths and motivation. We are then formalising small groups suitable to the children’s personality and developmental stage. In the groups

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Family Health Awareness Day

We participated in the Western Cape education department child and family health awareness day at Gansbaai Primary in Blompark on Saturday 18th of January. Thank you to Valenzia Mackenzie for inviting us to this great initiative. Everyone came together to offer activities, services and information to the community. Teachers, parents, educators, clinic sisters, education department

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Welcome to 2020

Reflections on our Work and Dreams of what lies ahead … “It is possible to cause seemingly biochemical changes through human emotional involvement. You literally have changed his chemistry by being his friend.” Steve Lopez,The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. This quote makes me think about our

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End of year outing

Our end of year outing with the after school groups (Grade 4 and 5) was fun and we all enjoyed a walk and picnic at Stanford Hills farm. Thank you to Stanford Hills for making the farm available to our groups. The outings are always ugly anticipated by the children in our groups as they

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Drama Performance at Die Bron Primary

Neil Cave, a qualified drama and English teacher with 26 years teaching experience offered drama groups in 2019 in our After-School Program. Thank you Neil it is wonderful to have you with us in 2019. The Drama Program was aimed at the Senior Primary section of Die Bron Primary School. Initially it was thought that

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December Holiday Program

In December this year, in Stanford, the creative works team facilitated workshops every day over the first three weeks in December; a total of 15 workshops and in Masakhane, 10 workshops were run every day over the first two weeks of December. A total number of 544 children attended the workshops during these school holidays. 

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Richard Rohr : The Creative Life

When you were a child, you knew yourself to be cocreator of the universe. But little by little you forgot who you were. When you were a child, everything was about color. Now you pick black as your automatic font color, because that is the coin of the realm. When you were a child, you

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The door is wide open

The table is set. On it white pieces of cardboard, tins filled with paint, brushes, water, cloth, glue…. I hear the sound of voices and running feet coming towards me and the face of a teenage boy peaks into the room followed by his friends entering the space, giggling, pushing and looking down to the

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Creative works at HOPELAND ACADEMY in Stanford

Thank you to Hopeland academy in Stanford  for this years creative after school collaboration. We offered a variety of creative activities at Hopeland and the children created some beautiful clay bowls, elephant paper plate masks, birds, clay beads and necklaces. Hopeland is situated in the Stanford industrial area and educates around 60 children from grade

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