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Our goal at Wishart has been to incorporate nature and outdoor learning in our regular curriculum across K-5 learning. Two years ago, we created our forest classroom which students and staff regularly use as an area for learning and playing. Our next goal is to build a learning garden as a natural extension of the outdoor learning space.

We hope the school garden will help us:

  • Promote healthy living and an understanding of healthy food choices
  • Increase an understanding of seasonal change and food production
  • Improve social emotional wellbeing
  • Improve literacy, numeracy and fine motor skills through hands on experiences
  • Increase self-esteem, motivation, confidence and resilience
  • Teach students about native plants and pollinator species
  • Be in alignment with Sooke School District’s Strategic Plan of promoting a sense of belonging and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Learning.

A donation option has been added to the School Cash Online website to allow families to contribute to this fantastic opportunity for our community.  Any contributions are greatly appreciated.