Are you searching for a fun and meaningful PDHPE excursion for your students? You can have a very unique learning experience without having to leave the school!
Have you ever taught a goat to give you a handshake?
Arthur the Goat lives on Kindifarm and is the star attraction of the Making Friends workshop! The children will see some of Arthur’s tricks and even have him learn some from their own cues!
Bullying is a significant issue currently facing primary schools. To assist schools with this challenging issue, Kindifarm has developed a fun and effective course that demonstrates the power of positive reinforcement.
A series of practical individual and group activities will showcase positive ways to change behaviour. By the end of the session students will have trained a goat or a lamb! Students share their results and reflect on the power of reward and encouragement as a powerful tool to make and retain friends.
This course addresses the NSW Department of Education Anti-Bullying Plan for Schools (2005). This mandates that the central purpose underlying each school’s Anti-bullying Plan must be to promote “respectful relationships within the whole school community”. Our course aims to provide an engaging and fun experience that addresses these key understandings.
Children will feed and observe the natural behaviours of the animals, watching out for bullying behaviour amongst them. They will role play exercises using negative versus positive verbal communication and working in small groups, using positive reinforcement, to train a goat or a baby lamb. If the students wants Arthur to perform a specific action, they must use the clicker and some food treats to encourage him to do it! Children will see that being kind, gentle, rewarding and encouraging will help Arthur the Goat perform all the right tricks!
Children will learn the effectiveness of positive reinforcement and to understand the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships with members of their community. They will also make links to combat bullying behaviour through the emphasis of positive reinforcement.
Thank you for a wonderful day! The children and teachers really enjoyed the animals, farmers and activities. The anti-bullying lesson was very successful with our Stage 1 students. The small group interaction with the animals to teach the children positive reinforcement is very powerful!