We connect to the world around us through exploration and experiences.
As we continue our dual inquiries into nature and cities, a common theme has emerged. The theme of connection. Together, we have been exploring ways we connect to the world around us. Our connection to nature. And our connection to each other and our local neighbourhood.
We invited the children to share their connections to the world around them. Be it right outside their doorstep, to family and friends, or further afield, to places they have travelled around Australia, where they experienced first hand, deep connections to the natural world.
As we began to explore our connection to the world more deeply, we asked the children to consider ways they can nurture their connection to the world around them:
We asked: How can we protect the world around us?
By not polluting ~ Frances
Not endangering animals and habitats ~ Flynn – Ben
Not killing animals unnecessarily ~ Elias
Plant a tree in a sustainable forest ~ Ada
Re-cycle things – Ben.
A provocation invited children to share things they re-cycle at home.
Our cities provocation, that started by looking at cities and the systems that supported them, began taking a new direction as we realised that cities are nothing without people. As lockdown continued, a provocation invited children to share connections with others and ways we can connect to people in our local neighbourhood.
As we look toward returning to school next week, we’re excited to continue our journey of exploration of our connection to the world around us.