Year 5 boys experience the wonders of the natural world
Published on: 7 March 2019
Our first group of Year 5 students arrived to Kooringal this week for their highly anticipated Earthkeepers program.
Earthkeepers is an earth education program designed to teach four basic ecological concepts including; the flow of energy, cycling of materials, interrelating of life and the changing of form.
“The boys enjoyed a lunch on arrival in outdoor surrounds before undertaking lessons in history and scientific work,” says Year 5 Teacher, Jerome Griffin.
“Then it was time for the boys to visit their ‘magic spots’ to reflect on their day, write some prose, and admire the natural beauty.”
“A magic spot is a special place in the natural world where the boys can be alone to pause, reflect, ponder and dream. Kooringal provides a fantastic environment for our boys to make connections with the planet.”
Class 5JG student and current attendee Solomon Pierse said, “I think the camp is fabulous; so many fun activities, delicious food to eat, friendly dogs to stroke, closeness to fresh air, and the shining stars burn bright.”
Ryan Myles, Director of Kooringal Outdoor Education Centre commented, “This program is designed to enable our boys to experience the wonders of the natural world and help them realise that each of us has an effect on the health of the planet from the ways we use energy and materials.”
“By the conclusion of the program the boys are empowered with the foundations of environmental understanding.”
“The Kooringal team and I look forward to welcoming other Year 5 groups over the following weeks.”
Kooringal is the School’s purpose-built Outdoor Education Centre, situated approximately 110 kilometres south of Perth.