Taking learning to great outdoors

THE start of term took students back outside at Two Rocks Primary School.

The school’s sustainability committee has established an outdoor classroom, with a gazebo for shelter, which students use for art classes, creative writing and eating lunch.

Principal Elizabeth Wildish said the classroom made the school’s kitchen garden accessible all year round.

“The outdoor classroom really complements the garden area and extends the use we get out of it,” Ms Wildish said.

“The kids have told me they love to sit out there where they don’t have to wear their hats.

“They don’t like hats when it’s hot.

“A lot of the parents are really impressed and complimentary of the new area.”

Year 3 student Angelica Evenware said it felt like being in the outback during class.

“What I like about it is if you’re doing a science experiment, you can see stuff like when snails come out and little bugs that like the rain,” she said.

Her twin sister Electra likes it because “you can do a lot of stuff in there like art and you can learn about the garden”.

Development of the outdoor classroom was funded through Yanchep Golf Estate developer Peet’s community partnership program.