Educational outings & weekend activities gain popularity


Part of the FACET learning programme’s activities takes children from the wine farms to public facilities where they can find out about a variety of topics among superb facilities. A side benefit, of course, is that the children feel like these excursions are a reward for their efforts at the After-School Clubs.

Over the last 12 months, children from the wine farms have been fortunate to visit Giraffe House, to learn about wild animals and interact with some, and Stellenbosch Museum, where they have learned about the history of the town, as well as take a boat trip around Seal Island in Hout Bay – all experiences they would not have encountered without the programme.

Closer to home, the programme’s participants and their parents are invited to take part in weekend activities. This positive leisure time plays host to events such as board games, DVD screenings, group discussions, and drama and music sessions. Other pursuits may focus on the physical, mental or spiritual development of the children, as well as how to improve communication and listening skills within families, and how to build trust between one another.

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