Kalamunda Reporter - - Education Matters -

BASED in the beau­ti­ful Hills land­scape, St Brigid’s Col­lege has re­cently im­ple­mented a Bush School pro­gram for its early years.

The pro­gram aims to en­gage chil­dren in na­ture play ex­pe­ri­ence and de­velop at­ti­tudes of re­spect, cu­rios­ity, won­der and awe of the nat­u­ral world around them.

Bush School learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences de­velop chil­dren’s in­quiry, ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery, and fos­ter an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

Stu­dents have the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop skills such as safe tool use, ad­her­ing to bound­aries, car­ing for an­i­mals, fruit-bear­ing trees and run­ning creeks.

St Brigid’s beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­men­tal set­ting al­lows for learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to de­velop prac­tices to pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity and con­ser­va­tion, en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and pro­vide a plat­form for on­go­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9290 4205.

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