The Inclusive Classroom

December 5, 2017
Revamped Garden House
February 23, 2018

The Inclusive Classroom to help kids of all abilities

Children of all abilities will now be able to access the benefits of therapeutic horticulture via Sylvanvale’s Inclusive Classroom thanks to a $40,000 grant from nib foundation.

Children that attend Sylvanvale’s After School Club, Saturday Club and Holiday Club can now participate in lessons at the Sutherland-based Inclusive Classroom, where they learn about permaculture and nutrition, and develop social connections.

As part of the program, children receive hands-on and theory based lessons from a qualified horticulture therapist. The range of classes on offer – which are 1.5 hours long – include composting, worm farming, insect hotels, growing citrus fruits, succulents, seed raising and saving, and bush tucker.

Available to children aged between 5 and 17, the program is run after school and during school holidays. To find out more about the Inclusion Classroom and Sylvanvale’s Children’s Services, click here.