Aurora celebrates World Environment Day

June 11, 2015 Media, News
Students from Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School enjoyed exploring Mansfield Reserve for World Environment Day.

Students from Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School enjoyed exploring Mansfield Reserve for World Environment Day.

AURORA Southern Highlands Steiner School students got back to basics on World Environment Day.

To celebrate the day, students participated in a full-day excursion to Mansfield Reserve in Bowral.

Students, teachers, parents and friends enjoyed being outside with nature and went on bushwalks, did bushcraft and cooked by a fire.

Aurora principal James Goodlet said the day was the perfect encapsulation of environmental education at the school.

“Our role as educators is to foster in children a love of nature and a positive, constructive view of what they can do to care for our planet – starting with their immediate surroundings,” he said.

Mr Goodlet said it was important for children to be filled with wonder at the natural world and to work with purpose at building a sustainable future.

“It is unhelpful for children to be burdened with world environmental problems that they do not fully understand and have very little power to act upon.”

Mr Goodlet said that instead, Aurora Southern Highlands Steiner School aimed to touch the hearts of early childhood and primary children with as many opportunities as possible to build on their connection with the natural world and act locally.