‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’
Margaret McMillan c.1925
Many schools do not capitalise on the opportunities a school garden provides for students to learn outdoors. This workshop ‘A Day on the Farm: Learning Outdoors’ will assist teachers to make the most of the outdoor classroom at your school by providing concrete ways to utilise the green space with students.
Covered in the workshop
• Cross curriculum linkages
• Classroom embedded learning
• Student leadership and decision-making
• Real world, hands-on experiences
• Tangible learning outcomes
This is a highly interactive workshop that emphasises teamwork and staff participation, the facilitation style is informal and engaging. Be prepared to have lots of fun, go back to school inspired, informed and armed with practical resources to embed learning outdoors at your school.
Ellen Regos is the Team Leader for the School Food Gardens Program at Cultivating Community and has worked for 25 years as a teacher and educator in sustainability. Book a Place:
WORKSHOP OUTLINE Introduction • Welcome • Changing the teaching norm • The pros & cons of learning outdoors • Benefits for students Morning tea made from garden produce • Activities - linking the outdoors to the curriculum
Make lunch from the garden and cook on the fire • Resources to assist • Questions and feedback