Published on: 9 March 2016

Exploring, building, creating and learning – this is what our Pre-Primary boys do when the river becomes their outdoor classroom.

At Christ Church, we have fabulous access to the Swan River and our teachers like to make the most of this excellent resource. Many classes visit the river for a variety of lessons – Physical Education, Science, History, Geography and much more.

For the Pre-Primary boys, the recent visit had them honing their mapping skills, detailing the many natural and man made features around them. After completing this ‘formal’ activity, they explored the area, collecting materials to built teepees, make fishing rods, create imaginary worlds of play and enjoy the great outdoors.

The Preparatory School boys regularly visit the river. They spend time engaging in unstructured play that the natural environment provides, helping to build resilience, develop positive risk taking, inspire their senses and develop independence.