WWS faculty thoughtfully create opportunities across academic disciplines for students to connect to the people and environment around them.
Ms. Reynolds’ Grade 2 & 3 students traced the path animal fibres take from farm to textile product. This included learning about how wool is washed and carded, spun into yarn, and dyed. Next year students will produce a textile item with the yarn.
We live at a time when people are increasingly distanced from the land and ignorant of their dependence on farms. In drawing students’ attention to local agriculture, it is hoped that they will in turn begin to understand the importance of their role, enable them to make informed choices and decisions and realize the power and responsibility that accompanies a sense of place and belonging in the natural world.