Farm and Vegetable garden
At Benedetto XV International School, we offer a unique opportunity for children to embark on a captivating journey into nature through our farm and vegetable garden. These immersive experiences allow children to discover and comprehend the natural rhythms of plant growth and animal life. Drawing inspiration from Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, our multisensory environment authentically replicates the shapes, textures, colors, smells, tastes, and sounds of the real world.
Caring for the vegetable garden fosters personal growth, dexterity, and a genuine connection with nature. Through hands-on activities like planting, nurturing, and harvesting, children gain an understanding of the complete production cycle of fruits and vegetables. This cultivates a healthy relationship with nature and food while developing essential skills such as time management and long-term project management.
Our farm provides an active and immersive learning experience for children to explore the wonders of nature. Direct contact with animals in their natural habitat stimulates children’s emotional and affective dimensions, promoting the sharing of sensations, emotions, and feelings with their peers. Interacting with animals becomes an extension of themselves, enhancing self-esteem and the ability to express ideas and manage emotions. Moreover, the relationship with animals stimulates attention, focus, imagination, and fantasy.
Physical benefits also arise from the interaction with animals. Children acquire dexterity, develop postural control, and improve physical balance and coordination.