Photos © Northern Beaches Council, Photographer: Karen Watson

Posted December 2018

KU Killarney Heights Preschool has developed an area of focus within their already high quality educational program – children developing a connection with nature.

As part of this focus area, the children at KU Killarney Heights have taken part in a ‘beyond the gate’ excursion to the Warriewood Wetlands.

“We recently explored the Warriewood Wetlands and were taken on a guided tour by Aboriginal Educators from Koori Kinnections. The children learnt first-hand about the different types of wildlife in the wetlands and learnt about the natural environment, sustainability and Aboriginal culture,” said KU Killarney Heights Director, Lisa Hicks.

“We regularly take part in excursions to our local bush kinder site where the children spend time playing in the bush, however visiting the wetlands allowed the children to explore and learn in a much larger and a more diverse environment and they loved it.”

“We believe it is important to provide children with the opportunity to spend quality time connecting with nature as it has been shown to have a positive impact on their physical, social and emotional wellbeing, and allows them to develop a greater respect and appreciation for the natural world,” said Lisa.