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The Bush Acts as a Classroom

This article appeared in The Western Advocate.

Rain or shine, keen children from Goodstart Early Learning Bathurst leave behind toys, books and buildings for their Bush Kindy session in Mount Panorama-Wahluu’s bushland.

The local daycare centre is one of the first to offer this innovative program in NSW, after seeing its popularity in Victoria, and similar programs overseas.

For up to six hours every Monday, the preschool-aged children have only the bush to entertain themselves.

Painted steel climbing equipment gives way to old gum trees, smartboards are replaced by scenes of grazing kangaroos, and sticks take the place of crayons.

Read the online article or view the PDF (published 26 September 2018).

By Tara Wells

Tara Wells is a freelance journalist based near Sydney, Australia.