Ballarat Botanikids in action at the Little Flower today with our VCAL students. Vibrant. Creative. Fun. Nature. Community. Intergenerational!
Our Little Flower Church radiated with a buzz of creative play, excited chatter and the tantalising smell of warm scones of coffee.
Botanikids is a group where parents, grandparents, pre-schoolers and teenage students all come together to engage in learning about nature and Loreto College is incredibly proud to be part of this wonderful program, created by retired primary school teachers and Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. Each week our students create and encourage fun and hands-on activities for preschool children and their carers, as well as provide catering for them all to enjoy the company of each other.
The program participation is part of the Loreto College VCAL integrated curriculum, providing our students with a unique opportunity to engage in real world workplace opportunities. However, it is hard to tell who gets the most out of their participation in this program – our students…or the children, parents, grandparents and carers who come along – there really is something very special growing in this space.
To find out more about Botankids, visit their Facebook page or their page on the Friends of Botanic Gardens website: https://fbbg.org.au/friends-group/educating-friends