The Month in Pictures #7

We shared an excerpt from our CEO yesterday, part of which went: “We believe in creating theatre and opportunities, from the most entertaining educational apps on an iPad, to taking rural learners to a 3D movie in the city … In everything I do in learning, my number one goal is to create a wonder-filled space.”

Kate is talking about an “ecology of learning”. In other words, it’s more than just digital literacy, English literacy, Maths literacy, etc.

It’s about preparing our young rural people for a world that requires thoughtfulness, creativity, innovation, empathy and collaboration.

Our July Month in Pictures, shows a little bit of our “wonder-filled” space and what we refer to as emotional literacy.

Famous African adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, mesmerises young learners as he retells the story of nearly losing his hand to the unbearable cold on his trek to the South Pole.

Famous African adventurer, Sibusiso Vilane, mesmerises young learners as he retells the story of nearly losing his hand to the unbearable cold on his trek to the South Pole.

Anyone have any questions for Sibusiso? Wow Summerhill - you're an inquisitive lot!

Anyone have any questions for Sibusiso? Wow Summerhill – you’re an inquisitive lot!

After completing the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator test with the entire GWF team, Gogo Mo presents a workshop called "Pot of Potential." This extremely valuable, on-going series coaches teams on how they can work more effectively with one another, and, of course, towards a common goal.

After completing the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator test with the entire GWF team, Gogo Mo presents a workshop called “Pot of Potential.” This extremely valuable, on-going series coaches teams on how they can work more effectively with one another, and, of course, towards a common goal.

The amazing BeJay Watson continues to provide our team, visitors and friends with yoga sessions under the Tree.

The amazing BeJay Watson continues to provide our team, visitors and friends with yoga sessions under the Tree.

A visitor presents a presentation on her home country, Lithuania, and then opens up a conversation on the similarities between South African and Lithuania, both having achieved independence in the early 1990s.

A visitor presents a presentation on her home country, Lithuania, and then opens up a conversation on the similarities between South Africa and Lithuania, both having achieved independence in the early 1990s.

V-Girls ambassador, Busi Mkhumbusi returns to Madlala Digital Learning Centre, where she presents a workshop on self-esteem, relationships, sex and the body.

V-Girls ambassador, Busi Mkhumbuzi, returns to Madlala Digital Learning Centre, where she presents a workshop on self-esteem, relationships, sex and the body.

As part of the Madlala Digital Learning Centre V-Girls workshop, students were asked to get into pairs and then write down (and celebrate) the physical traits of their partners. Busi added: "We are all so quick to be critical of ourselves. We hardly ever think about our strengths."

As part of the Madlala Digital Learning Centre V-Girls workshop, students were asked to get into pairs and then write down (and celebrate) the physical traits of their partners. Busi added: “We are all so quick to be critical of ourselves. We hardly ever think about our strengths.”

Shining. Students part of the Madlala Digital Learning Centre programme enjoyed three days of workshop with Busi, which culminated in a day of awareness for girls who have been kidnapped in Northern Nigeria.

Shining. Students part of the Madlala Digital Learning Centre programme enjoyed three days with Busi, which culminated in a day of awareness for girls who have been kidnapped in Northern Nigeria.

For Mandela Day, the GWF team and our students, each made a pledge. Based on Madiba's great quote, "It is in  your hands to create a better world for all who live in it" we made our pledge while making our mark in either pink or grey.

For Mandela Day, the GWF team and our students, each made a pledge. Based on Madiba’s great quote, “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it” we made our pledge while making our “physical” mark in either pink or grey.

As part of an english literacy class, our adult students are reading Madiba's "Long Walk to Freedom".

As part of an english literacy class, our adult students are reading Madiba’s “Long Walk to Freedom”.

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Following on from an exceptional environmental sustainability talk delivered by Nedbank’s Ayn Brown last month, Byron Ross introduced recycling to Hazyview Digital Learning Centre. Another step on our mission to become as “green” as possible, and to spread that message in our rural areas.

 

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