Learning experiences outside the classroom (LEOTC) programmes for schools. These free environmental and city infrastructure programmes provide relevant and authentic learning experiences through hands-on activities.
Until the end of term two 2021, free buses to A Waste of Time are available thanks to EcoCentral's partnership with Red Bus.
Risk analysis and management information (RAMS) will be sent out once a programme booking is confirmed.
These experiential and interactive programmes encourage students to be immersed in the unique environments.
Learning areas covered are, conservation of water, ecosystems, sustainability of resources, organic waste cycle, biodiversity, impacts of pests, geology, outdoor survival, waste management and native trees and plants.
Teachers are encouraged to use cameras and tablets to record any findings however we ask that the delivery of the lesson by Environmental Teachers and Rangers is not digitally recorded.
"We found the whole process from start to finish to be highly professional. The planning of the day was thorough yet simple. The feedback we received from staff and students was overwhelmingly positive. Students love the hands-on learning outside of the classroom, and our staff enjoyed being able to link this field trip into a number of other curriculum areas." Ben – Chisnallwood Intermediate Teacher, Head of Science.
"The Learning Through Action team rose to the challenge, and created a bespoke solution that wowed our children, and us as educators. The team worked within our tight timings, were inclusive of individual needs, and offered a range of easy to use related links and learning ideas." Charlotte – Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Kaiako.