Our students in First, Second and Third Grade have started gardening. They have planted tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers, lettuces and some aromatic plants.
Observation and research has clearly shown that there are outstanding educational benefits for children when involved in gardening activities.
Children can learn new skills, have fun, socialise and develop self-confidence by spending time in the garden growing their own food. Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, creating things and watching plants grow.
Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
- Nutrition: Learning about where fresh food comes from and the importance of healthy eating (PROGRAMA SI!)
- Responsibility: Derived from the need to care for plants and vegetables.
- Cooperation: Including shared play activity and teamwork.
- Creativity: Finding new and exciting ways to grow and use food.
- Love of nature: An ideal opportunity to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place.