Follow the sustainable journey of our small school, Croydon West Primary School. We believe in providing learning opportunities through which our students can connect with nature, investigate environmental issues and develop a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for our planet.
Students chose rocks from our Discovery Garden and painted them. They placed them all around our gardens for others to discover. The finder then hides the rock in another part of our garden for someone else to "discover".
We used unwanted shoes to make Funky Succulent Planters. This saved many of our shoes from going to landfill.
This is how we store our gardening gloves ready for sessions in our gardens.
Our students are encouraged to play in our gardens. Here they have created a secret hideaway cubby under a feathery River Wattle. They tuck tree rounds, rocks, carpet to sit on, gumnuts, leaves and flowers underneath this beautiful foliage. There are many more "secret cubbies" around the school.
Even the smallest feather can be a treasure.
Each student has his or her own special place in our gardens in which they sit and observe quietly, noticing changesand using and developing their senses to explore and discover more. Sometimes students will draw or write in their journals about their special spot.
I am a teacher at Ainslie Parklands Primary School, formerly Croydon West Primary School and teach Art. I hope you enjoy looking at our school gardens and how we use them. Feel free to leave a comment (click on the number!) or make some suggestions!
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