Learning in situ

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It is great to remind ourselves of the potential for learning to occur whenever and wherever, and to see the opportunities for learning.

And it is wonderful to see the products of a growing process, literally, at one of our local public schools.


At Hamilton, kids have been active participants in the Blue Gate Garden, working together to grow and then build links with local restaurants to sell produce: an age old village custom.

On top of this, though, they have been conscious of the need to be able to clearly state just what sorts of things they are learning by doing this.  And, think about it: they are learning lots!

Understanding of basic needs for growing.

Developing social skills to work together to achieve a purpose.

Seeing opportunities to recycle and reuse resources, saving the future for our kids….

See how the signs describe itscrngrab_02-jun-30-1034

In our garden we learn to:

Predict; plan; observe; weed and water; measure; work together; research

Not a bad list of learning outcomes really!


And..in case that’s not enough..

We have some great schools.

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