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Camera IconTeacher Leanne Pronk with Year 1 student Daniella Ladroma.

Kids go outside for life lessons

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Students at St Anne’s Primary School took their learning outside last Tuesday as part of World Outdoor Classroom Day.

Children from kindy through to Year 2 spent the day outside participating in a range of activities.

“This is such a great initiative that St Anne’s is proud to be a part of,” assistant principal Danielle Zarzycki said.

“With the busyness of the children’s lives today, we wanted to remind children how fun it is to go outside and have a play, enjoy nature and be kids. Not all children learn the same way and by being a part of this event we are allowing them to learn the way they learn best.”

Throughout the day, the kindy and pre-primary students were encouraged to learn through play.

“It’s important to keep up that it is still a classroom and they are still learning, they’re just doing it outside today,” Ms Zarzycki said.

“We have set up different learning activities around the playground, but the children always take it further than what we hope for which is great to see.”

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Kindy students Samantha Pinuela, Crystal Lim and Blake Farin.

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Kindy students Daniel Do, Xander Ursua and Liam Hutchings water the freshly planted vegetables.

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Pre-primary students Evie Cox-Whelan, Thea Camporedondo and Ethan Pergoliti test out their maths skills. Picture: Nicolette Barbas

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Year 1 students Antonio Celisano, Lindee Casayas, Madison Green and Nolan Rogers.

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Kindy students Marcus Maiolo and Ariella Italiano use their literacy skills.

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Teacher Leanne Pronk with Year 1 student Daniella Ladroma.