We turn existing classrooms into ‘living’ interactive learning environments for yoga, environmental education and lifeskills.
Yoga & Lifeskills
An Earthchild Facilitator teaches a weekly yoga lesson to each Living Classroom. Through interactive processes, yoga postures, relaxation exercises, games and songs, these lessons aim to equip children with practical life-skills and knowledge in how to be healthy, confident and resilient.
Worm Farming & Container Gardening
An Earthchild Facilitator sets up a worm farm in each Living Classroom. They run an introductory workshop and then visit for monthly follow up lessons. In the third term they harvest the worm compost and use this to plant container vegetable gardens. The teacher and children are responsible for feeding the worms and watering the gardens. The monthly follow ups are an opportunity for the Earthchild Facilitator to check up on the worm farm and container gardens, make suggestions for improvements and respond to any challenges or queries.
In addition to bringing hands-on environmental education into the classroom, we also aim to give these classes an opportunity to visit the numerous mountains, beaches and animal sanctuaries which Cape Town has to offer. Many of the children growing up in the Cape Flats seldom leave this harsh environment. The Earthchild outings aim to give them this opportunity. Not only does this expand their life experience but it’s also a way in which they can learn about the environment.