TEACHERS and students at Foundation Christian College joined in global celebrations of Outdoor Classroom Day, a campaign designed to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play.
College principal Andrew Newhouse said the whole primary school took part, with many teachers extending their outdoor class activities across the week.
“Our literacy support students were involved in an adjective treasure hunt, finding one special ‘treasure’ and describing it to theirs peers using adjectives and by thinking about all of their senses,’’ he said.
“They also read and created stories under the tree using the environment as their stimulus.”
Mr Newhouse said students often lacked the opportunity to experience the outdoors and Outdoor Classroom Day had given teachers extra opportunities to use bushland at the College.
Class activities included planning and growing a vegetable garden, making volcanoes, creating something to fly on the oval and setting up a mud kitchen.
“Pre-primary students practised writing with sticks in the dirt, created and solved number stories using natural materials, explored the tuart grove to check out insects and their habitats, and created art pieces from items collected on a walk,’’ he said.
Year 1 students were also treated to a visit from a parent/beekeeper.