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Year 3 Outdoor Classroom Day

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Week 10, Term Three, 2017

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A change of scenery and an open-minded approach to learning saw Year 3 experience an Outdoor Classroom Day last Wednesday. The co-hort's 83 students participated in various activities around the College grounds.

During their outdoor experience, 3M, 3G and 3S followed a rotation of Art, Mathematics, Inquiry and English lessons. These lessons were held at numerous outdoor locations which allowed students to enjoy all that Somerset College’s grounds have to offer.

While 3S began their day with nature writing, 3M inquired into the materials used to build the Koala House as part of our Inquiry central idea: Structures are designed with many factors in mind. 3G then began the long anticipated skateboard art session with a visiting artist, Jimmy Kakanis. All students planned, prepared and created their own artistic masterpiece on a real wooden skateboard deck. Some designs included ice-cream, rainbows, pizza and even pugs. The skateboards will be on display at the Junior School Art Show in Term Four.

The Outdoor Classroom Day was a great chance for the students to experience a different learning environment. Year 3 approached the outdoor learning opportunity with an open-mind and principled attitude which in turn, made the day such a great success. The Year 3 Teachers look forward to the Outdoor Classroom Day in September of 2018.

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