Frog Bog Leaps Ahead To Completion

14 December 2017

Students at Silvan Primary School can now study and enjoy a thriving environmental space called the Frog Bog that makes learning fun thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Education James Merlino opened the site today during a visit to the school where he spoke with staff and students.

The project began in 2014 and has since transformed the site into a space where students can study environmental science and experience biodiversity and sustainability first hand.

The Labor Government contributed $9600 to the project.

The Frog Bog is not just a great learning space but a place where students can develop an appreciation of ecosystems and how they interact with the environment and enjoy some reflective time out of the classroom.

Pathways have been built through the site, which began life in 1954 as a sanctuary. Seeds from it have been cultivated in the school’s hothouse and re-planted, and students have created a photo diary to document the Frog Bog’s growth and the visiting wildlife over the years.

The Frog Bog enables students at Silvan Primary to enjoy a dynamic learning environment where they are engaged, stimulated and encouraged to be creative thinkers.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino

“I’m excited to see this project come to life especially because STEM is one of our priorities and the significant impact something like this can have on students’ learning experience.”

“This project is about more than giving Silvan students the first-rate school facilities they deserve – it is about teaching them about science outside of the classroom.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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