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Going Bush at MRIS!

Students ‘went bush’ on Thursday during MRIS’s annual Year 1 Bush School. Children enjoyed making damper and Worry Dolls, as well as weaving, a tracking activity and a fire-making session all supported with parent help. Teacher, Skye Robertson said students talked about the Aboriginal use of fire, as well as good fire and bad fire. […]

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Freya Hulseboch creates bush craft

Classroom Goes Bush at MRIS

Despite rainy conditions, students and parents enjoyed the recent year 2 Bush School held on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Parent-run workshops were set-up along the trail to engage students in nature-based activities including nature craft, shelter-building and a Chinese-dragon style walking frame. The class and parents then shared a healthy lunch. Year 2 Teacher, Kate […]

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Bush Buddies: Year 1 students, Raine Orkin and Sol Evans enjoyed the Sensory Workshop at Bush School.

Bush School: A path to discovery!

Being sensory aware and inspired by nature was a focus of Year 1 Bush School on Wednesday. After a morning yoga session, students rotated through four workshops which included snake knowledge and snake bite first aid; sensory awareness and a meditation session which resulted in students identifying their own animal totem which they then modelled […]

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Fungi Paradise at MRIS!

The focus was on fungi at Margaret River Independent School on Wednesday as part of this term’s Bush School. Students went on a fungi hunt with MRIS parent and fungi expert Angela Bussell who recently returned from a fungi fieldwork project in Tasmanian. Other workshops the class enjoyed were Qi gong (the cultivation of vital […]

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Mixing it with nature: Molly Tupman made a biodynamic soil improver.

Back to Bush School

Learning outside the classroom was back on the agenda when MRIS Bush School reconvened last week. Bush School is a new program run in conjunction with the recently constructed Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Teacher, Ashley Williamson said students engaged in sustainable practices in the school’s local environment. Students rotated through four workshops facilitated by parents. Workshops […]

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Nature Class

  MRIS students, Willow Hardy, Emma Heyink and Sana Evans of Year 2/3  learned all about the school’s native forest during Bush School which was held recently on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. The Bush School is a new programme running in conjunction with the recently constructed trail. Teacher, Kylie Chatto said the students are not […]

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