Posted August 2020

At KU Heathcote, the children and educators enjoy spending time outside, learning through nature play. The children have been planting succulents and have discovered that they can grow succulent “babies” from leaves with dirt and water. This led to the children discussing their gardens and plants at home.

The book "Errol's Garden" inspired the children to create their own apartment block with a rooftop garden using box collage materials and paints. The children planted their succulent babies and other seeds and have loved watching them grow bigger as they have cared for them.

“We love for the children to experience their education through hands on learning, in an active relationship with the natural environment around us,” said KU Heathcote Director, Nadine Cronan.