Author Archives: Lawhill

LEGACIES AND CELEBRATIONS

If you were unable to attend the end of year Lawhill Awards celebration, you will find the link to the highlights of this popular annual event in the link below, which also contains video tributes to larger-than-life maritime legends, Sean Day and Phil Wade. Here’s the link.. https://mailchi.mp/5eb8d147379c/larger-than-life-mentorstributes-and-impactaward-winners-and-more-5651083 The link also contains a SUBSCRIBE button […]

REMEMBERING PHIL WADE

Phil Wade, one of Lawhill’s most passionate supporters and the co-founder of the maritime mentoring initiative, www.marineinspirations.org, passed away suddenly on 18 November 2023.  Phil – 1960 Click on the links below to read maritime journalist Brian Ingpen’s tribute to Phil and a montage of photo memories relating to his work on Marine Inspirations and […]

INDUSTRY RECOGNITION FOR LAWHILL HEAD

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), has presented the “Imbokodo in Maritime Awards” –  which recognises the efforts of women within the sector and the contribution they make in paving the way for new entrants and the future of the maritime industry – since 2022.  Debbie Owen, won the inaugural Imbokodo ‘’Best Mentor’’ award […]

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 […]