, Derry, New Hampshire


October 10, 2013

Londonderry school enjoys nature lessons

Artist-in-residence widens students' world


Her friend Alexandra Kelly, also 10, used her small viewfinder to scope out the perfect scene.

“We can pick anything to do,” she said. “I think I’m going to draw the waterfall and the turtle.”

Robinson said she has visited many schools to teach her nature lessons and South School’s garden was one of the most extensive and pretty garden areas.

“This is an anomaly,” she said. “This is a great opportunity and what a resource it is for the school.”

The garden also helps students be calm, creative and receptive to learning.

“Outside in nature, the pattern completely shifts,” Robinson said.

Connors said South Elementary is very proud of the garden and all the experiences students can get while being in the space to learn.

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