Last week, Class 4 extended their Main Lesson studies of local geography with a bushwalk in our immediate surroundings. Starting from the bottom of the hill, the class observed as Scotts Creek eventually met Sugarloaf Bay and opened into the harbour waters. They learned to check the sun’s changing position in the sky and how this related to the direction of travel. Looking at this familiar bushwalk with the eyes of developing geographers, the children began to develop a meaningful appreciation of how our neighbourhood is part of a whole ecosystem. They also had some thrilling and intrepid encounters with leeches!