School Holiday Programs 2018

 

Reinvent your holiday: December 2018

 

Eco-village excursion: December 2018

 

Future leaders: December 2018

Plant the Seed holiday programmes offer the perfect platform for parents to engage their child in sustainable living, leadership and the future of work while having fun, interacting with young positive role models and getting active.

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your holiday programme

Grade 5-7
ECOBRICKING & UPCYCLING – Get creative upcycling waste into all sorts of products for you to take home. In the process learn all about the importance of ecobricking, upcycling and recycling.

WAWA BODYSURF HANDGUN BUILING – Build your own WAWA wooden body-surfing handgun to take home and hit the beach with. Learn about locally sourced and sustainable material for building and making products such as skateboards, surfboards and so much more.

FOOD GARDENS & WORM FARMS – Get your hands dirty learning how to plant a food garden, build worm farms and make compost. Getting your hands in soil is proven to make you happier.

SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION – All our workshops and activities are sustainability themed.

ECO-PRENEURSHIP – An introduction to the concept of a social and environmental enterprise. 

OTHER ACTIVITIES  Yoga sessions, meditation, morning dance-offs, sustainability workshops and all sorts of fun to provide a holistic experience for your child.

 

 

 

TIME DAY 1 DAY 2 | DAY 3
07:00 – 07:45 Drop-off Drop-off
08:00 – 08:30 Introduction to space & connection game
Morning shake-out, stretch and yoga
08:30 – 09:00 Tour of the space & rule setting
09:00 – 10:00 Maker session 1 – WAWA Handguns bodysurfing Maker session 1 – WAWA Handguns bodysurfing
10:00 – 10:30 Snack break Snack break
10:30 – 11:30 Maker session 2 – Upcycling & ecobricking Maker session 2 – Upcycling & ecobricking
11:30 – 12:00 Snack break Snack break
12:00 – 13:00 Maker session 3 – Grow your own Maker session 3 – Grow your own
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 Talks & video session Talks & video session
14:30 – 16:00 Pick up Pick up
AGE GROUP

  • Grade: 5-7 learners
  • Age: 11-13

Our Reinvent Your Holiday programme is targeted at older primary school children due to the nature of some of our activities and workshops. If you feel your child is suitable to the programme but falls outside the target group please don’t hesitate to contact us: +27728591629.

 

BLUE BIRD GARAGE

The Blue Bird Garage market has hosted some amazing events recently and have many great ones lined up including our Reinvent Your Holiday Programme! The Blue Bird Garage has hosted many successful music nights with great local artists, community based projects, birthday parties, kid’s parties and weddings. The space has also been used for photo shoots, filming and dance rehearsals.

This dynamic space allows for us to host a space where your child can get creative, practical, make a mess, have a comfortable lunch and relax.

Address:  39 Albertyn Rd, Muizenberg 

 

PROGRAMME DATE OPTIONS:

  • Programme 1: Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 July 2018
  • Programme 2: Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 July 2018

** Programme dates are subject to change under instances of insufficient sign-up.

 

PROGRAMME FEES

  • R1875 full 3-day programme (R625/day)
  • Fees are due 1 week prior to the programme starting date

INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • WAWA wooden body-surf handgun
  • Indigenous seedlings
  • Mini worm farm
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Workshops & activation’s hosted by young passionate sustainability facilitators and entrepreneurs
  • Materials for all workshops & activities

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Transport to and from the holiday programme
  • Travel / medical insurance

 

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN RELY ON

  • In South Africa, Plant the Seed has hosted 28 programme’s in 16 schools with over 2500 learners. We’ve hosted learners of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels and interests.
  • Our team is always available by phone during the programme.
  • We will update parents through a parent Whatsapp group and be available for questions anytime.
  • We will ensure a facilitator to learner ratio of 1:10.
  • We have mentors that the learners can feel comfortable with and can confide in about any issues.

ON THE GROUND

  • There is a safe space for learners to store valuable items.
  • We have a medical kit on site for any minor issues. Any major medical issues will be consulted with the parent before any action is taken.
  • Students will not be left unsupervised. If they go off-site or choose an activity in the area on their day off they will be accompanied by one of our facilitators.

 

eco-village immersion

Grade 9-12
ECO-VILLAGE & SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE IMMERSIVE TOUR – Immersive tour into Africa’s first mixed income Eco-village and tertiary education sustainability institute. A pioneering space in the communities of Stellenbosch and a demonstration of sustainability energy, water, building materials, and social systems and ecological design at play. 

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS – Interactive with the students at the Sustainability Institute to learn more about their degrees and what the world of sustainability is all about.

ORGANIC FARMING – Join the students for a morning session in the local organic farm for a therapeutic harvesting, weeding, and planting session.

SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION – Develop your skill-sets and get an advantage on your peers through place based learning, interactive mapping, systems think and critical thinking facilitated workshops.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OPTIONS – Learn about the various undergraduate degree options available at the Sustainability Institute. With the world changing so rapidly so are the options available to learners entering the tertiary education space and world of work. 

 

 

 

TIME ACTIVITY
07:15 – 08:00 Drop off
08:00 – 08:45 Depart Blue Bird Garage Muizenberg
08:45 – 09:00 Arrive & acquaint
09:00 – 09:15 Introduction to the Eco-village & day
09:15 – 10:15 Organic farm session with university students
10:15 – 10:45 Tea break
10:45 – 12:15 Eco-Village immersion
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch with university students
13:00 – 13:30 Sustainability Institute undergraduate talk
13:30 – 14:30 Understaining the Sustainabble Development Goals
14:30 – 16:00 Video session & discussions

 

AGE GROUP

  • Grade: 9-12 learners
  • Age: 15-18
  • Only 40 spots available (programme date is subject to change depending on the number of sign-ups)

Our Eco-village Immersion Holiday programme is targeted at older high school children due to the nature of some of our activities and workshops. If you feel your child is suitable to the programme but falls outside the target group please don’t hesitate to contact us: +27728591629.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE LYNEDOCH ECO-VILLAGE

Lynedoch is pioneering approaches to creating socially diverse ecological communities. An emerging ecologically designed, socially mixed community built around a learning precinct, this unique experience has generated insights into what it means to build up from below the foundations of a more sustainable world.

MIXED INCOME COMMUNITY

A mixed community of 15 families from diverse racial and social economic groups built around a child-centred learning precinct, that is financially and economically viable community requiring no external funding to sustain itself.

ECOLOGICAL DESIGN

A working example of a livable ecologically designed urban system that challenges the notion that sustainable development and ecological building is too expensive. The following ecological design approaches have been integrated into the building of the Eco-village:

  • Building materials selection will be based not just on financial cost reduction, but also footprint reduction – examples include using unfired clay brick made on site using a low skill rammed earth machine supplied by Hydraform, long life and low maintenance materials for roofing and window/door frames, etc.
  • Reduction of coal generated Eskom energy by 60% via the replacement of electric geysers with a centralized solar water heating system for each street.
  • On-site vermiculture-based waste treatment system supplied by Biolytix which makes it possible to treat on site all liquid and organic wastes so that they can be beneficially re-used for irrigating gardens and food lots. 
  • Use of gas-fired stoves and the new low energy fluorescent light bulbs to reduce electricity consumption; 40% water saving via water harvesting and re-use mechanisms.
  • Installation of passive heating and cooling systems via north facing perspectives, carefully planned roof overhands related to window sizes, and the use of wind chimneys and underfloor rock storage systems for channeling and managing wind and heat for summer cooling and winter warming.
  • Use of non-toxic products for painting, wood treatments and cleansing; landscaping using permaculture principles; and strong connections to the land reform project across the road for supplies of local low cost food.

 

 

PROGRAMME DATE OPTIONS:

  • Programme 1: Wednesday 28 June 2018
  • Programme 2: Wednesday 5 July 2018
  • Programme 3: Wednesday 12 July 2018

** Programme dates are subject to change under instances of insufficient sign-up.

 

PROGRAMME FEES

  • R575 full 1-day programme (R550/day)
  • Fees are due 1 week prior to the programme starting date

INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • Transport to and from the Sustainability Institute Lynedoch Eco-village
  • Organic farming session
  • Undergraduate degree information session
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Workshops & activation’s hosted by young passionate sustainability facilitators and entrepreneurs
  • Materials for all workshops & activities

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Travel / medical insurance

 

 

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN RELY ON

  • In South Africa, Plant the Seed has hosted 28 programme’s in 16 schools with over 2500 learners. We’ve hosted learners of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels and interests.
  • Our team is always available by phone during the programme.
  • We will update parents through a parent Whatsapp group and be available for questions anytime.
  • We will ensure a facilitator to learner ratio of 1:10.
  • We have mentors that the learners can feel comfortable with and can confide in about any issues.

ON THE GROUND

  • There is a safe space for learners to store valuable items.
  • We have a medical kit on site for any minor issues. Any major medical issues will be consulted with the parent before any action is taken.
  • Students will not be left unsupervised. If they go off-site or choose an activity in the area on their day off they will be accompanied by one of our facilitators.

 

 

future leaders

Grade 10-12
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are redefining how business works. Learn about the SDGs, how they apply to the world around us and how to be a sustainability leader.

FUTURE OF WORK – Not only are the SDGs redefining the world of work so are many other trends. Leaders needs to understand these and how they apply to leadership and tertiary education choices. 

SELF DEVELOPMENT & LEADERSHIP – Understanding ourselves better, defining our values and personal mantras are the first step any leader should take.

INSPIRATIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS, TALKS & VIDEO SESSIONS – Inspirational leaders are all around us, come and meet a few and learn from their stories.

PROJECT PLANNING – Put your leadership skills to work by planning a project for your school or community using the SDGs as a framework. 

 

 

 

TIME ACTIVITY
08:00 – 09:00 Introduction & connection games
09:00 – 10:00 Session 1 – KNOW YOURSELF
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:45 Session 2 – KNOW LEADERSHIP
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Guest Speakers
14:30 – 14:45 Snack Break
14:45 – 15:45 Session 3 – KNOW THE WORLD
15:45 – 16:00 Snack Break
16:00 – 16:45 Session 4 – WHAT NOW

 

AGE GROUP

  • Grade: 10-12 learners
  • Age: 15-18
  • Only 50 spots available (programme date is subject to change depending on the number of sign-ups)

Our Future Leaders Holiday programme is targeted at older high school children due to the nature of some of our activities and workshops. If you feel your child is suitable to the programme but falls outside the target group please don’t hesitate to contact us: +27728591629.

 

 

TO BE CONFIRMED

 

 

 

PROGRAMME DATE OPTIONS:

  • Programme 3: Friday 13 July 2018

** Programme dates are subject to change under instances of insufficient sign-up.

 

PROGRAMME FEES

  • R575 full 1-day programme
  • Fees are due 1 week prior to the programme starting date

INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • Leadership certificate
  • Guest speakers
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Workshops & activation’s hosted by young passionate sustainability facilitators and entrepreneurs
  • Materials for all workshops & activities

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAMME FEES

  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Travel / medical insurance

 

 

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN RELY ON

  • In South Africa, Plant the Seed has hosted 28 programme’s in 16 schools with over 2500 learners. We’ve hosted learners of all ages, backgrounds, fitness levels and interests.
  • Our team is always available by phone during the programme.
  • We will update parents through a parent Whatsapp group and be available for questions anytime.
  • We will ensure a facilitator to learner ratio of 1:10.
  • We have mentors that the learners can feel comfortable with and can confide in about any issues.

ON THE GROUND

  • There is a safe space for learners to store valuable items.
  • We have a medical kit on site for any minor issues. Any major medical issues will be consulted with the parent before any action is taken.
  • Students will not be left unsupervised. If they go off-site or choose an activity in the area on their day off they will be accompanied by one of our facilitators.

 

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