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ANZAC Day with Hort4Kidz – Schools

Get set to inspire the next generation of green guardians while learning about ANZAC plants and their history.

Highlights

  • A fun, hands on, creative and practical incursion with an ANZAC focus.
  • Presented by qualified Horticulturists.
  • Students will learn about ANZAC plants and their history and how the rosemary is significant.
  • Students will decorate their own biodegradable pot and plant a ANZAC inspired seedling.
  • All equipment included.
  • Themed incursions also available including recycling week, National Tree Day, Clean Up Australia Day, Earth Hour, NAIDOC Week and any other science or healthy eating initiatives.
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

Description

Students will discover:

  • the properties of ANZAC plants and their history;
  • why are some plants traditionally worn on ANZAC day;
  • why ANZAC plants are significant and what they represent; and
  • how the rosemary help us to remember.

Students will also decorate their own biodegradable pot and plant an ANZAC inspired seedling in their own pot.

The pots can be taken home or be left at the school as an ongoing project.

Curriculum & Syllabuses

In HSIE, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales
  • develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments.
  • apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

Science and Technology students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • scientific inquiry through the process of working scientifically.
  • design and production processes in the development of solutions.
  • design and production of digital solutions.
  • the natural world including living things, materials, forces, energy, and Earth and space.
  • the built environment including engineering principles and systems, food and fibre production, and material technologies.
  • digital technologies including digital systems and how digital technologies represent data.

In Visual Arts, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • in making artworks informed by their investigations of the world as subject matter, use of expressive forms, and consideration of the audience for their works.
  • in appreciating their own artworks and those of others, recognising the roles of artists, audiences and how the world can be interpreted.

Facilitator Profile

Louisa started Mettamorphic Landscape Architecture in 2014, but knowing the ups and downs of design work, she was always looking to diversify the business.

Louisa met Kerrie, Director of Fun Day Out at a networking event in 2015, where the two discussed a need for an environmentally themed incursion to expand activity offerings on Fun Day Out.  Louisa thought it was something she would really love to try and they developed the pilot program and the rest, as they say is history – here they are, 5 years and many thousands of plants later with several different themes on offer and a growing team of green guardians who just love to spread their knowledge of sustainability, their connection to nature and the important role they play as caretakers of the planet.

Louisa is a qualified Horticulturist, a member of AIH (Australian Institute of Horticulture) and a registered landscape architect with AILA (Aust Institute of Landscape Architects.  Louisa has 10 years experience teaching children (swimming and horse riding).  All staff presenting workshops have WWCC, and experience / qualifications in horticulture / teaching or both.  All are passionate and patient and genuinely love connecting with the younger generation and making a difference.

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