Year Four Residential

Mid-March heralded an important and long-anticipated rite of passage for our Year Four students - the annual residential trip to Bogor, timed to coincide with a unit on rainforests.

Students and staff enjoyed a packed three-day itinerary, comprising the Botanical Gardens, Taman Safari ('Safari Park') and cultural activities in which classroom learning about conservation and the rainforest was brought to life.

At the Botanical Gardens, our students learned about rainforest orchids and the life cycle of the coconut palm. They also helped to make (and eat) vanilla ice-cream, after playing some traditional Indonesian games.

At Taman Safari, the group heard firsthand about the impact of poaching on Indonesia's tiger and orangutan populations. Afterwards, the children saw the process involved in making paper from animal droppings, and learnt about the park's composting initiative.