On Friday 11 September the year one and two classes had their first bush day. This was a day where all learning experiences were done outside in the bush play area.
We started the day with a bush-walk and then continued with some set activities and opportunities for child-directed play and learning. We also had a visit from Miss Collins and some year elevens which allowed the younger students to proudly show and explain what they were creating and investigating. We finished the day making our own afternoon snack - using tea-light candles, recyclable cans and alfoil to melt chocolate for our marshmallows!
All staff involved were excited to see the students actively problem solving, working together and continuing their learning in areas of science, geography, maths and literacy. It was wonderful to see students so engaged in what they were doing and so excited to learn.
The outdoor education program at Southern Hills incorporates the unique setting of our location with practical hands-on learning for students.
We look forward to having another bush day in term four!