Learning outside supports creativity and problem solving in children, enhances cognitive abilities, and improves academic performance.
Studies have shown strong progress in social studies, science, language arts, and math through nature-based education programs. It also helps reduce anxious energy and promotes focus.
Being outside is also a stress reliever, which is highly beneficial for students who are put under a tremendous amount of pressure these days.
Forming relationships also comes more naturally to students in nature-based education, for they are experiencing social interactions away from a screen. With education steering more and more towards learning through technology, it is crucial to be reminded why learning outside of a screen is beneficial for your child.
Along with helping mentally, nature-based education has physical benefits as well. Students getting outside are more physically active, and tend to have better nutrition habits.
Getting kids outside can make learning more relevant and helps develop deeper interests by exposing them to more real-life opportunities.
That being said, Sidrah Gardens School is the first Australia’s Muslim Nature Based school located in Narre Warren North on a heavily vegetated 22 acres, lending itself to extensive opportunities for students to explore, discover and contemplate.
Sarah Night (Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning 2015.
A precious part of the Narre Warren North community, the property where the Sidrah Gardens School resides was formerly the Campbelltown Miniature Railway that ran from 1987-2018. The site being of such significance and heritage is something the Sidrah Gardens School embraces and is sensitive to preserving the history of the site.
Understandably, with any development in the area, the local community may have some concerns. Here are some clarifications that may help better understand the extent of what we propose to do.
TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION
“Loss of Habitat and Effect on Character from Excessive Tree Removal”
THE CASE FOR NEED
“There is no need for another school”
“We don’t need a school that doesn’t serve this community”
A proposal that seeks to provide assets and programs that service the local community without discrimination should be applauded and supported for its outreach efforts
“The proposal will take away from the rolling hills, semi-rural character”
“Capacity of existing septic systems is insufficient”
We welcome any further feedback and questions relating to our proposed project via email at email@example.com.