Lessons on the Beach

Danica and Bronlyn took their Intermediate and Upper Intermediate classes to Camps Bay Beach for their students’ weekly assignment. The topic was Design and Engineering, which was dealt with during the week. The students were placed in 2 teams and had to design either the Cape Town Stadium or Castle of Good Hope out of sand!! With the help of beach buckets and spades both teams managed to build the famous landmarks. Winners of the challenge – Castle of Good Hope – Claudio, Rebeca, Sima, Saleh and Ricardo Runners up with Cape Town Stadium –  Julio and Pedro Heaps of fun was had by all and well done to the winning team!! – Nicoletta Di Gia, DOS

Break time fun!

Yesterday students Jimena, Carolina and Valentin took on teachers Danica, Jacques and DOS Nicoletta in a game of twister which had everyone in stitches! Check out some pictures below:

This Friday: Surfing in Muizenberg & Kalk Bay

Half Day tour Only R150 – book at reception Hire a surf board to go for surfing lessons in Muizenberg-the famous surfers beach. We also discover the wonderful seaside village of Kalk Bay on the south peninsula. There are markets, many antique shops and plenty of bars and restaurants right on the water

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2010 / 2011

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. The concert venue is within the botanical gardens with concerts every Sunday, running from November to April. The Kirstenbosch Concerts have a special feel to them mainly due to the breathtaking setting. Part of the charm also lies in the warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with concert goers picnicking on the soft grass banks that slope downwards towards the stage. The concerts are very popular so book your tickets now & get there early to ensure you get a good spot! Cost: R75- R120, buy tickets at www.webtickets.co.za The 2010/ 2011 line up is: 21 November 2010 Just Jinjer 28 November 2010 TKZee with Khuli Chana 5 December 2010 Mango Groove 12 December 2010 Freshlyground 26 December 2010 Civil Twilight 2 January 2011 Prime Circle 9 January 2011 The Parlotones 16 January 2011 Jack Parow, Heuwels Fantasties and Francois van Coke 23 January 2011 Farryl Purkiss,Dan Patlansky, Inge Beckman 30 January 2011 Lira 6 February 2011 Isochronus and Kidofdoom 13 February 2011 Zebra & Giraffe 20 February 2011 Jesse Clegg 27 February 2011 Loyiso with Chad Saaiman 6 March 2011 Goldfish 13 March 2011 Jamali 20 March 2011 RJ Benjamin 27 March 2011 The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra 3 April 2011 aKING

Lion’s Head Hike

Pictures from the Lion’s head hike on 5 November: (Find more pictures on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ec.cape.town)

This Friday: West Coast Ostrich Farm & Blouberg beach

Half Day tour Only R120 – book at reception For many years the West Coast Ostrich Farm has been offering a unique experience to visitors of the Western Cape to learn and interact with these amazing animals. We also visit the Curio shop and an Ostrich meat orientated restaurant. Afterwards we drive along Blouberg beach- the best place to take picture-postcard shots of Cape Town and Table Mountain.

Camping Safari Weekend

Last weekend Cor and 16 students went camping in a game reserve just 2 hours from Cape Town. Student Anna Rapp, from Sweden, reports on the weekend: “ I’ve realised, after one weekend in the bush, that it is something I should do more often. I felt dirty and alive without taking a shower and without using electricity for two and a half days. We began our weekend in front of an open fire, with a glass of wine in our hands, at the same time we were watching the sunset. The atmosphere was everything but hectic and it was not so much to complain over. We continued our camp saturday morning with a breakfast followed by a game drive through the bush.  We saw all the animals we expected, so we could easily go back to our camp satisfied. Add some more wine, two hours cooking over an open fire and lots of fun and you got a picture of our Saturday evening. The time passed midnight and we were still sitting around the fire, with a full moon over us. The time also passed two and some people were happier than others. Once again: nothing to complain over! This kind of activity is a perfect contrast to your standard weekdays. And if you feel good out there, in the bush, I promise you that you will feel even better when you are back home again!”

This Saturday: Winelands Tour

Full Day tour- includes wine tastings Only R375 – book at reception What better way to start the weekend than by tasting some of the Cape’s finest wines. The tour will take you through the historical and majestic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschoek, where you’ll travel through the vineyards & visit some of the best wineries!

Movie Review: The 11th Hour

“The documentary talks about our planet which has been suffering extreme climate change because humans abuse it. We take a lot of things from the earth and a lot of the time we dont need to. The people are ambitious- the world is looking for money and how to make more money. Each country, each person, fights for the best economy, the best status, because consumerism is fashion so the capitalists are worried about just money & is not  worried about the environment. People make money with natural things but don’t want to look after it. People talk about global warming and what a terrible thing it is, how the temperature or conditions of the world are changing and we are looking for a solution for how we can stop global warming. But earth is not in danger, we are in danger.  The world has been changing and has been existing for million of years and has had different kinds of life. The worst enemies are ourselves so we must think about what do we want and what can we do to survive. Definitely the point is that if we want to live for more time we must change our lifestyle.” Nallely Hernandez from Mexico