Keeping chickens at school has proven to be very rewarding and a lot easier than we first thought. We are very happy to say that 2 yrs on our 6 girls are still laying, providing lots of entertainment and education for everyone involved at the school. We were quite nervous at the thought of having … Continue reading Keeping Chickens at school
Autumn days bring time for lots of nature play, seed planting, harvesting, cooking and eating in our school garden.
Food Revolution Day was back bigger than ever this year! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is a global day of action for people everywhere to celebrate real food, where it comes from, and how to cook it. It’s a day to come together to keep cooking skills alive, improve our food knowledge and share it with … Continue reading Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MUD Makes you happy! Playing with dirt has many physical, psychological and emotional benefits for children. It builds creativity, can reduce anxiety and stress, builds a connection with nature, creates memories, but most of all, it's FUN!
What is a Therapeutic Gardening? it is a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. It is specifically designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden as well as their caregivers, family members and friends. Interactions can be passive or active depending on the garden design and users’ needs. There are many sub-types of therapeutic gardens including healing gardens, enabling gardens, rehabilitation gardens, and restorative gardens and sensory.
Rhubarb leaves are toxic to us but snails love them! It is Autumn the perfect weather for snails to lay their eggs in the cool damp weather. In our garden nestled amongst our Rhubarb crop we found an amazing colony of snails happily breeding away and munching on the leaves. We needed a natural pest deterrant that wasn't harmful or … Continue reading Natural Pest Control – snails
Nature Play Week at Bonbeach Primary School was a hugely successful day of dirt, bugs, searching, creating, wearing, playing and laughter. It was an absolute joy to see so many families turn up for the free event in our garden. Little hands enjoyed making nature crowns with collected leaves, twigs, gumnuts, gasses and acorns and … Continue reading Nature Play Week – getting back to nature
"The need to educate the government and community peers, that it is not always about employing another full time teacher, but looking at the resources available within the school" We were invited to write an article for School Days Magazine Australia Bonbeach Primary has two very eager volunteers in their school garden. A pair … Continue reading article – volunteering in schools