MARINE INSPIRATIONS TRIP TO SPAIN – DAILY REPORTS

Our four students had a fantastic learning experience in Spain in September 2023.  An enormous thank you to Mr Phil Wade, Mrs Anne Wade and all the Marine Inspirations supporters and sponsors who made this trip possible… they include: A2B Projects Yacht “Mirage” Captain Colin Richardson. Capt James Gilmour Captain Nick Jackson Captain Mark McDowell […]

PAYING IT FORWARD – GIVING A LITTLE – GIVING A LOT

Between 2014 and 2019, Marine Inspirations successfully brought maritime students from under-served communities in South Africa to Palma de Mallorca in Spain, offering them a life-changing experience and nurturing their maritime dreams by introducing them the superyacht industry. These trips are back on after a brief postponement in 2020-2022 as a result of COVID.  The […]

STARBOARD TO SUCCESS – Broadening horizons and access to opportunities

Alexander Owen shares the story of an initiative that gives South African students the opportunity to learn about the superyacht industry in Palma de Mallorca … Four Grade 12 students, Liyabona Njingolo, from the Royal Cape Yacht Club, alongside, Simamkele Ntingiso, Nhlakanipho Lebengu and Liqhawe Mdoda from the Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School, […]

OAR INSPIRING – ALL ABOUT OUR ROWING PROGRAMME

In 2024, Lawhill and the Cape Coastal Rowing Club (CCRC) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lawhill/CCRC “Learn to Row” programme. The programme has grown from strength to strength over the years, with Lawhill providing the enthusiastic rowers and CCRC members volunteering as coaches and providing their personal boats for use by Lawhill students. […]

BE THE MENTOR YOU WISH YOU HAD….

GRADE 11 – WORKSHADOW /JOB EXPERIENCE  DATES FOR WORKSHADOW – 25 TO 27 JULY 2023 FORMS TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENTS AND HOSTS: HOST – EVALUATION 23 STUDENT-JOB SHADOWNG EVALUATION FORM-23 WHY JOB SHADOWING?? Spending time in the workplace can help high school students make informed decisions about their future.  Many high school students pursue […]

MEET CAPTAIN COLIN – A MAN WHO IS PAYING IT FORWARD WHERE IT’S NEEDED MOST

Colin Richardson is captain of the 54 meter Feadship “Mirage” – and the man who has forever changed the lives of Lawhill alumni, Lutho Thomas and Janoel Meyer by giving them permanent employment in the industry.  He attended Simon’s Town School from 1976 to 1983/4 (he thinks…;-)) and then we moved to Fish Hoek High where […]

MARITIME INSPIRED VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE!

https://www.youtube.com/@lawhillmaritimecentre1995/videos Want to learn more about your programme?  Need to watch something inspirational?  We recommend subscribing to our YouTube channel, which is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the support of the Lawhill Maritime Educational Trust and the creative talent of Mr Hugo Scott Attfield (Starboard Media).   We have a number of exciting videos […]

Nqobile’s once in a lifetime opportunity on the iconic yacht, Maiden

STORY: When the Maiden Factor arrives on South African shores on the morning of Thursday, January 5,  2023, Nqobile Khuzwayo will be on board. The Maiden Factor, the boat skippered by Tracy Edwards MBE, with the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989/1990, is currently on a mission sailing a world tour […]