A support class at Narooma High School and the Elm Grove Sanctuary Trust have collaborated to offer exciting hands-on learning opportunities.
Teacher Todd Helton is working towards establishing skills and values to enable students to successfully transition from school to the community, and the workforce.
Using an Integrated learning approach to syllabus content enables connections between key learning areas (maths, science, geography, history) so students can understand the significance and application of the knowledge and skills they are acquiring.
A gardening project, coupled with a future outdoor workshop, allows students to practice the new skills and increase their opportunity for learning success.
The outdoor garden area will provide hands-on experience of construction, landscaping and horticultural skills, along with leadership, teamwork and sound self-regulation strategies, creating an aesthetically pleasing and calming environment in which the students can relax.
The Trust are delighted to have contributed the funds, donated by many generous people for this first stage. Materials have been purchased and Cobargo Co-operative has offered a reduced price for supplies.
The second stage will include a water tank, large workshop area and space for learning bush furniture, art and cultural crafts as well as the creation of a Yarning Circle for group times.
You can make direct debit contributions to: Elm Grove Sanctuary Trust Project Account: BSB: 032-766 Account No: 13-9061 or by cheque to EGST Project A/c mailed to – 2 Emma Close, Dalmeny 2546. All donations are tax deductible.