Farming and Outdoor Activities Promote Well-Being

Seacoast Waldorf School third-grader proudly displays first egg of the season

Seacoast Waldorf School third-grader proudly displays first egg of the season

Studies show that children (and adults) who frequently play outdoors and interact with nature reap benefits to their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and mental well-being.

At Seacoast Waldorf School, children 18 months through fifth grade benefit from hands-on agricultural and environmental learning experiences each and every day.  From playing in the sandbox to tending to the chickens on the school’s ‘farm’, planting, watering and harvesting produce from the many raised garden beds, composting, and observing nature in the fields, woodlands and wetlands on our school grounds, students gain a deeper connection with nature.

Third graders learning how to care for Seacoast Waldorf School chickens

Third graders learning how to care for Seacoast Waldorf School chickens

Seacoast Waldorf School grade school students help with farm chores daily and use the diverse 5-acre campus for experiential studies that enhance their academic curriculum, particularly in the sciences, including zoology, botany, ecology, geology, physical science, and chemistry.

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