The incredible power of the imagination and the reasoning mind of Elementary students at IMS are not bound by the four walls of the classroom. Instead, students direct, plan and carry out outside activities that emphasise experiential learning and community service. The students continue exploring their own interests, however now the canvas for their creativity and need for service of the wider community is open to where their imaginations can take them. Included in this guided process is beginning to plan the financial aspects of a project, and the growing understanding of all that goes into making a bigger activity happen successfully.
There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature, to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in nature (…) so that the child may better understand and participate in the marvellous things which civilisation creates.
Learning in Nature
Children are encouraged to go out into nature as often as possible. Children work in our garden growing fruits and vegetables that end up on their table. Additionally, IMS works with outdoor education professionals to organise a camp each year for Lower and Upper Elementary students.
Camp is an important element of social, physical and educational experiential learning as well, which begins in the Elementary Years. IMS, with the support of the specialist organisation A-Team Edventures Limited provide a catered experience The IMS Camp experience starts as a day camp and moves into an overnight experience as the child gets older.