KIN Village: Curtin University – Bush Huts

  KIN Village is expanding to provide opportunities for more Perth children to experience a day of wonder and amazement, the potential provided by the outdoors is endless! We are thrilled to be invited back to build bush huts under the pine trees at Curtin University this school holiday! Two dates are available at this…

KIN Village: A day of connection

  KIN Village is a pop-up space in Perth which resources and gently supervises children’s play and adventure. Each day is different as the children imagine new things to do and build together. Nature also brings different elements each day to explore and discover. In July our mentors bring the resource and skill development of…

Campfire Conversations – Ep#25 – Daniel Burton & Trudi Bennett – Mentors and the Role of Listening

  Trudi and Daniel discuss the importance of mentoring in our community and the role mentors play. It takes a whole village to raise a child, mentors of multiple ages and experiences are important and mentoring can even happen backwards through age groups. A key skill for mentors is deep listening. What does it meant…

More than a cubby – Cubby Building

Why is cubby building such an important childhood experience? Looking through a collection of sepia photographs picturing bush huts and tents, plus stick furniture from the pioneering days of Australia, a child calls out, “Oh great! Can we make a big tent like that?” And so, the inspiration had started to well up in the…

Nature-based Incursion – Muddy Gully

Daniel and I are intentional about incorporating sensory risk taking in our programs. Particularly when it comes to exploring sticky clay on our bodies and oozing through our toes. My passion for sensory risk taking emerged whilst I was working in the kitchen garden at Bold Park Community School making cob with children. Cob is…

The Importance of Sanctuary

I’ve been building treehouses for a while now. I’ve been climbing trees for as long as I can remember. When I was five years old, my family planted a lemon-scented gum in our backyard. By the time I was 10 years old, the tree had become quite big. It had become my favourite climbing tree….