NATURE SCHOOL

(FRIDAY 10:00am - 2:00pm - SUNDAY 11:00am - 2:00pm)

ABOUT

Wild Movement Perth's Nature School is an attempt to recreate some of the conditions that children would have experienced and lived in  throughout the past 300,000 years of Homo Sapiens evolution. 

Anthropologists report that children (once old enough to spend large amounts of time away from their mother) become part of a "playgroup" and are not expected to provide, or do a large amount of serious work until their mid to late teens.

Children naturally learn and teach themselves through observation, play and exploration. Due to the fact that we now live indoors in small nuclear family's disconnected from nature, children no longer have the ability to observe, play in and explore natural environments like in the past.

At our Nature School children will not be told what to do or be given a series of activities that they must complete, they will however have the opportunity take part in any activities that may be happening on the day. 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Within Nature School we have elementary school which is based on the elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Movement. In Elementary School children have the opportunity to learn practical skills related to each element.

EARTH - make string/rope, weave a basket, identify edible plants, make and use a bow and arrow etc.
WATER - make a water proof drinking container, make a wooden burn out bowl for boiling water in, learn how to purify water etc.
AIR - build a primitive shelter, make sandals, make primitive sunscreen etc.
FIRE - make a fire by friction kit, prepare and start a fire, using fire as a tool etc.
MOVEMENT - learn, practice and develop practical natural movement skills such as climbing, jumping, balancing etc.
 

Each week there will be different activities and opportunities for the children to learn through:

- playing and exploring the outdoor jungle gym (crawling, climbing, balancing, jumping, games, etc).

- practicing nature skills in the primitive bush-crafting shelter (cordage making, basketry, fire by friction, weapon and tool making, etc).

- lending a hand next door at Woodstone Organic Farm (planting seedlings, preparing soil, harvesting fruit & vegetables, feeding animals, etc).

- identifying and foraging edible and medicinal weeds next door at the Tree Farm (dandelion, chickweed, wild lettuce, etc).

- philosophical discussions about humans place within nature and how we fit in as well as ways that we can responsibly interact with it.

- endless free time to interact with children of all ages in a natural environment.

The children's own curiosity, imagination and interests may lead them to take on personal projects of their own such as making a bow and arrow, weaving a basket etc, these projects can be taken home and brought back each week to be worked on if guidance and or assistance is needed.

Children will be encouraged to spend time out in nature in order to draw inspiration for and find materials for their projects such as feathers, sticks, rocks etc.

PARENTS

At the moment it is required to have at least one parent or guardian present for each child or group of children.

WHEN

FRIDAYS - 10:00am - 2:00pm

SUNDAYS - (fortnightly 11:00am - 2:00pm)

Children do not need to stay for the full duration and are free to come and go at any point throughout the day.

LOCATION

Wild Movement Perth - 439 Sydney Road Gnangara. 

Wild Movement Perth's Nature School is situated on private property linked with Woodstone Organic Farm and Ellenby Tree Farm. 

COSTS

$30 for 1 child

$50 for 2 children

$70 for 3 children

$100 for 4 or more children

(FOR PAYMENTS ALL CHILDREN MUST BE FROM THE SAME FAMILY)

BOOKINGS (please book via text or email)

Purchasing a ticket does not count as a booking please TEXT or EMAIL the date that you wish to book in for THANK YOU :)  

Text: 0431535992

Email: contact@wildmovement.com.au

Our Nature School is currently for ages 4 and up, children under age 4 are required to stay with their parents if older brothers and sisters are attending the nature school.

Numbers are limited to 20 children per day, however we may increase this in the future. 

TICKETS

Tickets can either be purchased online or you may pay cash on the day.

30.00
Quantity:
1 x Nature School
50.00
Quantity:
2 x Nature School
70.00
Quantity:
3 x Nature School
100.00
Quantity:
4 x Nature School

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

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ABOUT

Our school holiday program is the same as our regular nature school program (see above).

WHEN
Mondays & Fridays

DATES

Coming Soon

TIME

10:00am - 2:00pm
Children do not need to stay for the full duration and are free to come and go at any point throughout the day.

 

FAQ's

Question: Do we drop our kids off and then pick them up?

Answer: At the moment it is required to have at least 1 parent or guardian present for each child or group of children. In the future if there is enough demand we hope to be able to add on extra days during the week and for longer hours each time, eventually allowing children to be dropped off and picked up.

Question: Do we need to book for a term or can we book in each time we would like to come?

Answer: At the moment you must book in each week, however you may make a continuous booking to reserve your spot for the following week.

Question: What about younger siblings?

Answer: Children under age 4 are welcome to come along to Nature School when an older sibling is attending however they will be the responsibility of the parent especially when fire and knifes etc are being used.

Question: What is the age limit?

Answer: We do not really have an age limit if you feel as though your child will benefit and enjoy coming along to our nature school then book them, we often have children ages 13 -14 attending. There is plenty to keep all ages busy and entertained.