Entries by Upwithdowns


  Up with Down’s learners and friends are trying to keep up with Roche. They have completed 45km and will keep swimming! The Bigger Than Us Orange River swim  is an initiative to create awareness and raise funds, to help people with special needs reach their full potential and provide support to the parents and […]

Up With Down’s Treats Roche!

Roché Schoeman is fast becoming a legend and a hero in many eyes. Especially those of the children at Up with Down’s school in Blanco for whom he has taken on the mammoth task of swimming the Orange River from source to sea. Last Monday, 17 February, Roché finally reached the Gariep Dam were he met up […]

Roche swims for Up with Down’s

GEORGE NEWS FLASH – Roche Schoeman, Georgian adventurer who set out a month ago on a one-man expedition of swimming the Orange River from source to sea, arrived at the border between Lesotho and South Africa just over a week ago. On Tuesday when the paper went to press, he was at the start of […]

2400km of Determination!

Eden Express: George ER24 medic and former Outeniqua High School learner, Roché Schoeman, took to the Orange River on the 13th of January to realize his life-long dream of swimming the river from its source to the sea. This is a total distance of 2 400km and he is making good progress. He told Eden Express that […]

Michael Lindt

Singer\Songwriter Michael Lindt visited Up with Downs on Market Day 2013 and gave the learners some pointers for their concert. Thanks Michael!!!!

Market Day was a Roaring Success!

  The rain stayed away for the whole morning, however Plan B had been implemented just in case. The Hostel and the Workshop were beautifully decorated with all the amazing crafts, woodwork and baked goodies that the learners had made over the year. A wonderful turnout from the George Community just made the day perfect. […]

Up with Downs Oubaai Golf Day 2013

1st August 2013 Up with Downs School held their annual Golf Day at Oubaai. It was an amazing day, wonderful weather and stunning views. The adults had baked cheese rolls for all the players at the 16th hole. We had great feedback from the players, this Golf Day was definitely a “hole in one”. Thank […]

Once in a Blue Moon

The Annual Up with Down’s Wine Auction was another huge success! The theme was “Once in a Blue Moon”. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed the evening at Fancourt which was filled with lively bidding, wonderful food, and great conversations around the tables. Most importantly the evening provided financial support for Up with Down’s.