Kinaesthetic learning happens when students learn through physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations. Our Prescott College community has engaged in kinaesthetic May learning over the past two weeks, including Senior Boys volleyball, Vista Soccer and Netball matches, Senior Boys basketball carnivals, Junior Girls soccer tournaments, and our Athletics Carnival.
Prescott College students have used kinaesthetic learning both on the sports field and in the classroom. Our Year 10 Geography class is studying the Australia curriculum topic, Human Well-Being. The class looked at issues that prevent people from living in a safe and healthy environment. They identified people and places where water, education, food and medicine isn’t as accessible as it is here in Australia. Students studied what aid organisations do to help combat these problems in both developing countries and those affected by natural disasters. The class decided, in order to make a difference and raise awareness of these issues, they would promote various aid organisations and raise money to support their work.
Consequently, lunchtimes at Prescott College have been busy with student organised fundraising events, including bake sales, smoothie-selling, lolly guessing jars, round robin sporting events, and even a student vs teacher soccer match! So far, students have raised upwards of $250 to support these aid organisations. Please continue to support our students as they run these fundraising events.
It has been great to see the variety of learning which has taken place in and out of the classroom. It is encouraging to see students excited to take action and make a tangible difference for those less fortunate than themselves. As written in the Bible, Matthew chapter 25, verse 40, we are called to serve others as part of our Christian journey.
I know that many parents have supported Prescott students with preparation for these events. I would like to thank you for your support, because home and school working together is essential to building young men and women of strong, positive character.
Mr Peter Charleson (Principal and Science Teacher)
Friday 27 May, 2016