Outside School Hours Care Projects
A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR EDUCATORS, LIZ MCARTHUR.
We wanted to inform you of some of the interesting projects going on at Outside School Hours Care lately. Your children have been busy bees creating new things!
Growing vegetables and herbs
Here at OSHC we love to eat healthy food! Most days we have a choice of eight different fruits and four vegetables to eat. Usually there is very little left for the hungry crows that hang about!
With the help of the children we have created a vegetable and herb garden. It’s not your typical vegetable garden as we have used recycled polystyrene boxes placed onto a trolley that is then rolled outside into the sun each day. The children however still planted the vegetables and herbs into the soil and are responsible for keeping them watered each day. It has been exciting to see little tomatoes grow and strawberry flowers develop promising some strawberries to eat later on.
This project is to help us teach the children about sustainability. Already the children were able to pick basil and parsley to provide garnish for the children’s pizza’s during vacation care Italian Day. We want them to see the other plants grow and be ready to harvest as well. We hope we have some budding gardeners amongst our OSHC students. We will be pleased to have any input and suggestions from mums and dads, grandparents as well as any other family members.
Our second winter project is a scale up of our knitting skills by joining in the Guardian Angels Knitting for Good annual initiative that gives knitted garments like beanies and scarves to homeless people. The Guardian Pharmacies collect these garments and hand them to Vincent De Paul to distribute.
Anyone who could help their children/grandchildren finish off a beanie or scarf would be a real help!