I am the proud patron of Bold Park Community School in Perth and one of the main reasons why I am is their Wild Space. When I first visited it I fell in love and to see it keep growing and evolving keeps my heart singing! Such a fabulous engaging space for children to learn, to play and to be.
There are more and more schools across Australia that are interacting with the real world with their curriculum. Bold Park is one such school that uses the nearby lake as a form of classroom. Their whole school curriculum is woven closely with the natural world and real experiences. Massive immersion in the natural world in childhood not only allows children to grow healthy on all levels it allows them to develop a respectful consciousness around the environment and their place in it.
Another thing I love about Bold Park is that they celebrate International Mud Day every year, and I’ve been delighted to join in the fun a couple of times!