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Sapling School, Waring Season 2022

When

Saturday May 28: 11am and 1pm
Sunday May 29: 11am and 1pm

1 hour sessions

Where

Meet us at the Rotunda, located at the bottom of the Convent's Heritage Gardens.

Cost

$2 per Convent Kid or adult

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When

Saturday May 28: 11am and 1pm
Sunday May 29: 11am and 1pm

1 hour sessions

Where

Meet us at the Rotunda, located at the bottom of the Convent's Heritage Gardens.

Cost

$2 per Convent Kid or adult

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Presented by Convent Kids

Join us for an outdoor expedition led by Play Specialist Catherine Sewell this Waring Season!  Through singing, storytelling and hands-on activities, children will learn about Waring (Wombat) Season in the Kulin Nation’s calendar. 

Children will have the opportunity to go on a guided garden walk where they will learn about seasonal changes for plants and animals, discover how to plant seeds and even take home some seasonal vegetables in seedling trays to watch them grow!

Tailored for children aged 3-5 years old, Sapling School is designed to introduce the principles of sustainability and permaculture to children at a young age.  

Join us for the opportunity to explore environmentally- conscious habits, and connection to the community and land at our inner-city oasis, bounded by the Birrarung (Yarra River). 

Please be aware egg cartons are used.

About

Catherine Sewell works in play as an artist, facilitator and educator. She currently works as a Play Specialist with local council, primary schools, playgroups and kindergartens, as well as producing theatrical work and installations for children and families.

Sapling School is developed in consultation with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, through the development of the workshop content, Woi Wurrung language and the educational resource material.  

Access

  • Participants will meet at the Rotunda and walk to different locations in the Convent gardens and grounds. 
  • The ground coverage will be varied, including bitumen, lawn, dirt/gravel, and uneven surfaces. 
  • The event location is outdoors and open to the public and there may be some background noise from other events happening at the Convent. 

If you use a wheelchair or mobility device and would like to attend Sapling School, please contact us in advance at programming@abbotsfordconvent.com.au.

Bathrooms

  • There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms close to the venue in the Covent building.
  • All-gender bathrooms, separate to unisex accessible bathrooms, are available within the Covent building.

View the Convent’s COVIDSafe plans here.

Supported by

Abbotsford Convent Foundation would like to acknowledge the Hamer Sprout Fund—part of the Hamer Family Fund and sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation.

We would also like to acknowledge the City of Yarra for supporting the Convent Kids program.