KSMAL Bush Kinder
Recent studies have shown that children are spending more time indoors involved in screen time and structured activities which restricts them from participating in the outdoors, exploring the natural environment. It has been documented that this shift is contributing to health problems such as increased anxiety and obesity, while children are suffering from a lack of connection with nature, and the outside world. Our philosophy at Knight Street is to re-engage our children with the outdoors and participate in unstructured, natural activities, engaging with a range of local outdoor experts such as rangers, Yorta Yorta elders and Landcare organisations.
Bush Kinder is held each Monday for 4 hours at Shepparton Regional Park on local Yorta Yorta land. Children and educators use the bushland as their classroom and all that nature has to offer as their resources.