Fun in the sun & Learn in the community!

There is nothing better than roaming the neighbourhood, learning about plants, taking in the scenery and then actually getting to play. Our ELL classes on Friday afternoons usually get out in to the community to explore and bring learning to life.

Learning in the community is a form of experiential learning that takes place outside of the traditional classroom setting. This type of learning involves engaging with the community, exploring the environment, and interacting with local people and organizations.

There are several advantages to learning in the community. Firstly, it provides students with a more practical and hands-on learning experience, allowing them to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations. This can improve their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Secondly, learning in the community can help students develop a better understanding of the world around them, including different cultures, perspectives, and social issues. This can promote empathy, respect, and tolerance.

Thirdly, community-based learning can help students develop important skills such as communication, collaboration, and leadership. By working with others in the community, students can learn how to work effectively in teams and how to lead and follow as needed.

Lastly, community-based learning can help students develop a sense of civic responsibility and a desire to make a positive impact in their community. This can encourage them to become active and engaged citizens, contributing to the well- being of their community and society as a whole.

Overall, our ELL classes, out and about provides numerous benefits for students and can help them become well-rounded and engaged learners and citizens – all part of the mission and vision at St. John’s Academy.