Spielwelt German Parents Association is a not for profit organisation running children’s programs in German in Canberra
We had a visit from some secret garden fairies yesterday. While the children were busy inside, a merry band of volunteers from Bunnings arrived and installed a sweet garden surprise outside for us!
The Bunnings volunteers, under the direction of one of their activity organisers studying to work in early education, have been busy preparing the ground, choosing and digging in hardy plants, and installing a fun colourful fence as a backdrop to showcase our new little garden area.
It was fun seeing the children’s reactions to their new garden. The children will be responsible to care for the plants, and learn a bit about environmental studies and botany in the fun new setting.
Fun fact #1: The scientists aboard Captain Cook’s voyage to Australia were botanists from Germany, Johann Forster and his son Georg.
Fun fact #2: One of the initiatives considered by the founders of Spielwelt was a German primary school to be named the Johann Forster School.