At Alithia, we aim for a mixture of free nature-based resources and mostly second hand items. We discovered that when the mentor created a beautiful space with the resources, the children (aged 5-12 years) became extremely respectful and careful with their resources. They particularly loved small things such as the coloured pencils being separated and have continued to keep it organised. The kids were more engaged with learning activities depending on the display of the resources.
Alithia received $3,000 of funding from News Corp towards storage and resources. This allowed us to build and purchase shelves for our resources both inside the building and in the outdoor shed. Building the shelves was a fun woodwork project for the kids.
Thanks to this funding, our shed is now useable with some flooring, shelves, and boxes for resources.
Pulley systems and ropes encourage children to participate in STEM, innovate and problem-solve. In addition we source broken appliances and second-hand wood from the community to engineer many projects.
The funding from News Corp meant that we could purchase a quality mat for the kids to be able to work in nature.
We would like to thank all those who support the hub, so that we can continue making a difference in our rural low socio-economic area.
From the Blog
Alithia Learning runs a range of child-led programs designed for 5 to 12 year-olds. The defining characteristics of our programs are positive communication and freedom to learn.
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