In the beginning of Term 3 2019 we opened our new nature playground. This has been a much anticipated and planned progression into nature play, providing us with opportunities to further embrace nature with all of its many curiosities. This new Wild, the Urban Forest, will deepen our understanding of nature based early years programming and provide our children with a place to continue to learn through their experience of it.
We hope that the Urban Forest will further our children's connection to Wurundjeri country through play. It will provide children with further physical challenges and a sense of freedom to explore and create their own worlds, find a sense of privacy, a taste of life that is their own. Together we will guardians of the new species that arrive as we give life back to this small corner of our city using the seven Wurundjeri seasons to guide our journey.
We would like to thank the Bendigo Community Bank in Clifton Hill on behalf of our community for their financial support with the water tanks and irrigation works. We could not have completed these works without their assistance and we are very grateful to them.
You can read the ABC News article that was written about our space here.