Classrooms in the City
Learning is not limited to a conventional classroom! For St George’s students, the city and spaces within it form part of their education.
Head Girl, Olivia Patterson, reflected that “The city space allows for a diverse and cultured experience of schooling life – not everyone can say they get to walk amongst the many characters of Perth City on the way to class, and share unique learning spaces. Our Modern History class (as pictured) has the freedom to work in an ambient setting, at the Queens Building, while collaborating online and learning about the heady topics related to the Cold War. The calm atmosphere facilitates a positive learning environment that keeps us focused on the road ahead as we face exams.”
Year 7 English students took their lesson outside, learning about the concept of juxtaposition while honing creative writing skills. They studied elements of nature in contrast to the metallic and glass structures that surrounded them in Central Park. One student wrote “The trees were lined up like they were going to battle. The bark, rough and uneven, coloured with many greens like a camouflage. The leaves all faded and worn, are falling now. Their battle done. But the tree is still there holding its ground waiting for the next battle.”