Nature Play Gives Students a Taste for the Outdoors

Local Hendra school, Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC), has created a Nature Play space for students to encourage a love of outdoors, an understanding of sustainability, and to have fun in the mud.

The Nature Play space, which includes a garden for flowers, a digging pit and a grub club (where students can grow food), is a space for all children to get involved and try new activities.

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Margaret Tomov, Principal at OLHC, says the students love the natural feel of the gardens.

“The students engage in a range of collaborative and social games, being outdoors and energetic, rather than inside on screens,” says Margaret. “Recently, one year level dug a pit to create Kedron Brook and described how people prepare for floods. They sure got muddy and dirty that day!”

The Nature Play space is just one aspect of the school’s sustainability plans, with students also involved in composting and recycling, and the school using solar panels to supplement the electricity and bore water to irrigate the lawns and gardens.

The school hopes to increase the Nature Play space activities, with the school looking to introduce a hive of native bees.

Our Lady Help of Christians School
23 Bowman Street, Hendra | Ph 3268 3070 | www.olhchendra.qld.edu.au