Our end of year outing with the after school groups (Grade 4 and 5) was fun and we all enjoyed a walk and picnic at Stanford Hills farm. Thank you to Stanford Hills for making the farm available to our groups. The outings are always ugly anticipated by the children in our groups as they give an opportunity to explore a new place and do some extraordinary things that many of the kids we work with are seldom exposed to in their daily lives. Family picnics , outings to the beach, riding a horse or having a walk in nature is a rare occasion for many children. We acknowledge the desire and the need to use the natural surroundings around us as a tool to educate and uplift children and youth. In our planning for the year ahead we want to include those nature outings into our programs on a regular basis and use nature as a tool for transformation.