This past weekend Wildwood Learning hosted the first annual Sunshine Coast Apple Festival to raise money for scholarships and books for the school as well as raise funds for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank.
The school values a hands-on environment where children are encouraged to play as a guide to informed learning. It teaches a version of the B.C. curriculum while spending the majority of time out in the forest or beaches around Roberts Creek. Learning is guided by curiosity, and children’s relationships and connection to nature are regarded as a cornerstone for healthy social and emotional growth. The goal is to set learners up for a lifetime of deep connection to nature, excitement for learning and comfort in the natural world.
The festival included incredible baked goods by Marie’s Patisserie and Simon Stanlake, hot cider, apple tasting and education tent with 17 different kinds of apples, live music, caramel apple making station, wand making and books by local writer Kallie George and craft making.
Wildwood Learning Primary Forest Program is currently open to enrollment for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2. Anyone interested in more information can follow the School on Instagram @wildwoodlearningkids, visit wildwoodlearning.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.