Simon’s Town School’s Lawhill Maritime Centre was established in 1995, and introduces scholars to the maritime industry in their last three years of secondary schooling.

The industry focused education improves the school leaver’s chance of finding employment.  To date, more than 300 young South Africans have passed through the Lawhill programme, many of them pursing successful careers in the maritime industry, both ashore and at sea, while others have gone on to make their mark in other industries.

The Community Property Fund has sponsored a bursary for Lawhill Maritime Centre which has been awarded to Lutho Thomas, a Grade 10 scholar from KwaZakhele in the Eastern Cape.