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Arriving At School

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Outdoor Learning supporting 

maths | science | geography |literacy 

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Kids CAN Garden at a glance 

PROUCTIVITY | BIODIVERSITY | SUSTAINABILITY

Take your learning outdoors and unleash AWESOME!

School gardens are perfect environments to encourage, engage and educate young learners and can bring students, teachers, parents and local communities together in a shared “ hands on “ experience.

Benefits of having a sustainable school garden should not be underestimated:

  • Gardening experience for kids reinforce and support classroom curriculum

  • Change of behavior when given the correct outdoor learning experience

  • School gardens creates a connection for students to their school and a sense of pride

  • The garden  promotes risk taking and problem solving, such as trying new activities and working with new friends

  • Opportunity to work co-operatively on real tasks

  • Create a sense of purpose and promote creativity

  • Develop leadership and project planning skills

  • The garden provides opportunities for one-on-one time for teachers and students to talk

  • Opportunity to teach life skills

  • Suited to students that most often don’t engage in classroom activities

  • The garden offers opportunities for students to practice their observation skills

  • School gardens offers opportunities to integrate curriculum across subject areas

  • Makes learning fun

School garden outdoor learning
provides

1

Social and Emotional support

Encourage, engage as they discover more of the outside world around them and together lead them to develop awareness, responsibility, flexibility, and perseverance.

2

Role modelling

Facilitate, guide your group through the activities as the garden becomes the classroom. Journaling and reflection at the end of each topic allows you to monitor their progress.

3

Student Care Support

Outdoor learning groups create a framework for kids feeling they belong, connected to a purpose, involved in the garden community and able to perform to their full potential. Happy kids will integrate well with others and any problems will be spotted, allowing you to provide the support required.

4

Educational Support 

Outdoor learning in the garden supports science, math's and literacy learnt in the classroom by providing practical applications in the real world through activities and projects.

5

Community Engagement 

Creating a community garden will require sustainable relationships with the broader community.

·       Obtain supplies and resources

·      Assistance from parents, guardians or volunteers

·      Setting up a grower’s market

·      Support or sponsorship from local businesses

Real life learning for the real world

Awareness

Purpose

Condifence

Social Skills

Resilience

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Seasonal

Workbooks includes Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall and Winter seasons, and packed with lessons and activities suitable for each season.

oUTDOOR 

Every garden a classroom. Outdoor learning provides endless opportunities for kids to learn in the real world. Also provides wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!

lesson plans

 Suitable for  teachers with little or no gardening knowledge. Kids with different experience levels can be guided by a leader and will enjoy the engaging activities.

REAL LIFE

Lessons learned in the garden are about growing as people, learning responsibility, flexibility, perseverance, gaining problem-solving skills, and learning to looking at the world differently.

JOURNALING

At the end of each lesson kids are required to reflection on what, why they learnt and how to use this knowledge. This also provide opportunity to evaluate their level of engagement and monitor their well being.

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School garden program

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Gardening Lesson

Encourage

Engage

Educate

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