Hive Montessori School

Farm Integration

FARM INTEGRATION

Children don’t need huge buildings and hi-tech classrooms! True development occurs when they connect with nature!

A Little Lane, the brook runs close beside
And spangles in the sunshine while the fish glide swiftly by
And hedges leafing with the green spring tide
From out their greenery the old birds fly
And chirp and whistle in the morning sun
The pilewort glitters ‘neath the pale blue sky
The little robin has its nest begun
And grass green linnets round the bushes fly

John Clare, ‘On a Lane in Spring’.

Right from the early years of school, we at Hive Montessori school truly understand the need to provide children with the outdoor, farm and green learning environments, where the children connect with nature and explore the universe. Therefore, our educational provision and the school curriculum strongly revolves around this very theme. This is an important way to teach the next generation to value nature and the outdoors. It instils a sense of wellness and personal growth in children.

By integrating Farm learning, our students have the opportunity to develop themselves in an inquisitive manner and have a positive relationship with the natural world. It also allows children to develop themselves through healthy engagement with risk, problem-solving and self-discovery, all within a natural environment in a hands-on and thoughtful manner. 

Our Montessori Farm School environment in Chennai places an emphasis on self-reflection, which equips young children with emotional and social skills that can stay with them into adulthood and permeate into other areas of their life. 

For the early years of education our primary years children and elementary age children engage in appropriate farm related activities and animal care. They are provided with vegetable patches where they grow their own produce. A series of outdoor activities are planned through out the year and also, stalls are set where the elementary children get an opportunity to sell what they have produced. This would be a taster to what they are about to encounter in the Montessori adolescent program.