We continue to develop our ambitious outdoor learning project in a bilingual framework. As an example of this outdoor learning is the activity that Infant students developed in the garden. They participated in the whole process, from the preparation, planting, and maintenance of the garden, to the harvesting of the crop, throughout the school year.
This learning in direct contact with nature was developed in parallel with a reading project based on the book “Ten Seeds”; they planted the seeds and have followed the whole process.
As a result, there has been a great harvest: lettuce, peppers, pumpkins, radishes, eggplants, scallions, cucumbers, and tomatoes. It was a great success for the little ones!
At the same time, students enjoyed this experience in the garden, as they worked on cross-curricular themes, such as sustainability and environmental awareness, complementing it with the reading of the book “Earth Day, Every Day”. They learned specific vocabulary in English, information about how plants grow, and crucial topics about achieving a better world in the future.
Outdoor learning or outdoor activities are not only a fundamental element for the enjoyment and motivation of students, but they also teach students crucial life skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and creativity.
Infant teachers have corroborated that this type of outdoor learning improves social skills and also improves the concentration of students, as they feel more relaxed, are physically and mentally active, and also have fun.
What a “rich” experience for our youngest students!