- June 15, 2013
Eight children from Gorton House enjoy an outing to John Paton Reserve and Envy Cafe in Summer Hill with educators Vin, Robyn, Karen and Melissa.
It was a morning of learning, food and fun.
Scout, Junichi, Rose, Lela, Layla, Erik, Iris, and Zoe combined all three when they took their seats in the courtyard at Envy.
Matthew and his friendly cafe staff interacted with the children. They all enjoyed a babycino and paid with their $1 coin.
The children practised road safety by holding their buddy’s hand and looking left and right before crossing the street.
"We learned that the special place for us to cross the road is called a zebra cross, not a giraffe cross, because it has black and white stripes, just like a zebra," Vin says.
"On the way to the park, we met a friendly dog who enjoyed the children’s attention by wagging its tail."
When the children arrived at the park, everyone was feeling hungry, so the Gorton group sat on their big picnic mat and enjoyed a snack.
Scout told everyone that her tomato "came from my Dad’s garden".
Rose replied: "My apple came from the kitchen."
Afterwards, the children explored the playground.
William and Erik pretended to be firemen as they slid down the pole.
Scout and Iris swung from the gymnastic rings, while Junichi tested his muscle strength by hanging from the monkey bar.
"Through this activity, the children broaden their understanding of the world in which they live, and they get to practice road safety, manners when being in a public place, and self help skills."
It was all too much for Lela and Rose, who needed a snooze on the bus on the group’s trip back to The Infants' Home.
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