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Eco Schools - Healthy Living

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The Healthy Living programme includes:

Adventure Days and Adventure Camps 

Lilyfontein's educational philosophy is that the rigorous and risk orientated adventure-based type activities, with their context in nature, help to develop self-regulated learners .  Adventure-based activities equip learners with strategies that will help them to be better problem solvers to cope better with decisoin-making and to develop their ability to handle anxiety.  This can be observed in their improved self-esteem and their more self-confident participation in various activities. 

  • all students from Grade 1-12 take part in an adventure day once a term and a camp once a year.

The Grade 1's learn to orienteer in and around the school.

Grade 2's and 3's experience their first overnight camp. They build on the skills they have developed in the previous grade. The grade 2's stay over at school while the Grade 3's have their sleep over off the school grounds.

Grade 4's theme is basic survival skills – fishing, cooking, CPR

Grade 5's focuses on beach studies. Snorkeling, hiking and shelter building on the beach.

Grade 6 is all about cycling. They cover a distance of approximately 55km during the camp.

Grade 7 is all about paddling. They learn basic paddling skills and water safety

Grade 8's focus on climbing/rock climbing

Grade 9's focus on Hiking. The big Amatola Hike is our Annual Grade 9 camp

Grade 10's combines the use of all the skills learnt to date in a survival type camp.

Grade 11's pay it forward. They design and run an adventure camp for an Under Privilege School 

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Lilyfontein Adventure Race

Adventure racing is a team sport with teams of specified numbers with each team including at least one member of the opposite sex. The race requires the team to reach mandatory transition areas and check points to officially finish the race and the clock never stops running. The goal: to be the first group to cross the finish line as a team.

Courses are typically set in remote areas where teams are left with a map and directions telling them where the next checkpoint is. No other race information is given ahead of time; teams may not even know the start line until the day before the race! Navigation, pace, fitness, choice of supplies and the ability to make decisions under pressure all play crucial roles in getting to the finish quickly.

The competition is less with the other teams and more with yourself and the course. Success is based on quick decision making, being prepared for all eventualities and working as a team.