A garden is a dynamic environment that captures the attention of those who spend time there. The biological diversity of a garden provides an opportunity for exploration and learning in a hands-on outdoor classroom. A garden provides a rich multi-sensory learning environment for children to investigate.
Successful school gardens demonstrate that children learn science, social skills, art, math, writing, nutrition and reading when taught through the hands-on work of a garden.
It can teach and reinforce a host of skills, including observation, measurement, data collection, comparing and contrasting.
Children can get back to nature and straight to the source of our healthiest foods: fruits and vegetables!
In addition to these educational rewards, a school garden can encourage in children an increased sense of pride, ownership and responsibility.
I believe that children who are able to learn in an outdoor classroom have improved environmental attitudes, an important point, since these little children will one day be responsible for caring for our planet.
Below you can see a selection of photos of children who visit the School Garden.