The GreenWay is a local model of sustainability and an excellent outdoor classroom for the 23 primary schools located in the catchment. The Program has now been accredited and can be used across the State for engaging, authentic learning and sustainability education.
The GreenWay Primary Schools Sustainability Program offers Inner West primary school students the opportunity to explore their local environment through a series of five Local Environment and History Walks and accompanying activities, which allow students to learn about the Greenway in a fun and interactive way.
The Program has been developed collaboratively with local Inner West teachers, Council officers from Ashfield, Leichhardt and Canterbury Councils, a community representatives and volunteer in consultation with the Department of Education and NSW Sustainable Schools.
The GreenWay Schools Sustainability Program is an exciting local Project that has been successfully piloted in three Inner West primary schools - Summer Hill Public School, Ashbury Public School and Kegworth Public School in Leichhardt during 2011. The Program has been positively evaluated by both the Schools Reference Group and an independent evaluator.
Inner West Primary schools have been invited to attend a free Teachers Professional Development day focussed on the NSW teachers accredited course ‘Using the local environment for integration of sustainability education outcomes for Stage 2/3 on Tuesday August 28th 2012.
The course builds capacity for teachers to use their local environment as a teaching and learning resource. As a result of doing the course, teachers develop greater capacity to integrate sustainability education / outdoor learning activities into their curriculum planning.