Bush Inventors’ Club (After-school Club)

You may have been part of or seen the fun activities that our Kindy and Pre Primary fatherly figures were involved in last Thursday morning with the group from Educated by Nature.  Below is a recent Facebook post about the event.


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Posted by St Dominic's School on Saturday, 31 August 2019


The organisation that ran the session also runs an after school program called the ‘Bush Inventors’ Club’.  As it is something I thought the community may be interested in, I have attached further details below.


Bush Inventors’ Club is a space for fun, a space for play, a space for connection – with nature, with other people and most importantly with self. We are delighted to have one of your students, Max, at the Wembley Bush Inventors’ Club. 

Bush Inventors’ Club is for primary aged children (6-12 year olds). It is inspired by the work of Gever Tulley and the Institute of Applied Tinkering and shaped by the work of Jon Young and the 8 Shields Institute and seeks to develop children’s self-risk assessing skills. Our Nature Educators encourage and allow risk taking, with support in identifying hazards and understanding body awareness.

The Club meets one afternoon per week for 2 hours. Enrolment in a Bush Inventors’ Club is $199 per child for an 8 week term.

Bush Inventors’ Club @ Bold Park Community School
61-63 Powis Street, Wembley
Theme: Tinkering & Tool Work

Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Dates: Mondays – 21, 28 October, 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December 2019

Theme: Tinkering and Tool Work

In Term 4 we will be exploring Tinkering & Tool Work.

Bush Inventors’ Club moves to a focus on tool use this term as we explore using hand held, hand powered tools. Saws, drills, hammers and files will provide an opportunity to transform materials with the added power of the tool of ‘imagination’. Processed and natural wood will be available for tinkering – a chance to work on specific projects or simply explore the skills required to use each tool. Whittling and carving opportunities will be available, a form of after school meditation.  A major part of the club is developing self-risk assessment skills, allowing risk taking with support in identifying hazards and body awareness.

A flyer is attached. Bookings are through our website http://educatedbynature.com/programs/nature-based-programs-for-families/bush-inventors-club-after-school-program/booking-page/


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Leon Bolding