OUR PHILOSOPHY

A place where kids can be kids

Get wet, get dirty and get out and PLAY!

The Gang was created after a wonderful group of ‘founding families’ put their trust in a new style of outdoor education and play.

With this trust and belief, The Backyard Gang and Explorers offers every kid the opportunity to EXPLORE their very own HK Backyard. They DISCOVER new and awesome things, CREATE wonderful memories and awaken their natural CURIOSITY.

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OUR PILLARS OF LEARNING

The Pillars of learning are the process we use when planning our activities, they allow us to have clear Goals, but also allow flexibility for student led learning.

These Pillars build confidence and ensure enjoyment, while still allowing us to offer engaging activities with clear guidelines that foster natural learning through play.

EXPLORE

We strive to create an environment that allows all our Gang Members to EXPLORE their local surrounding and the wonderful things we can do in ‘Our Backyard’

DISCOVER

Each week there is something new to discover, whether it is a new insect we haven’t met yet, trails we haven’t walked yet or DISCOVERING new things about ourselves.

BE CURIOUS

We actively encourage the Gang Members to engage their AWESOME young minds, ask questions and be curious about their surroundings and the tasks that we face.

CREATE

With guidance and supervision our Gang members are always creating.  This is not just about creating a raft that floats, or a candle that burns brightly, but also about creating relationships and long lasting friendships.

Every week we explore and play, using Earth, Wind, Water and Fire to spark our curiosity. 

EARTH

It is our world, let’s learn how to use it, enjoy it and look after it.

WIND

Develop an understanding of wind through wind related activities.

WATER

Learn how to be safe around water and all the wonderful things we can do with it.

FIRE

An essential and mesmerizing element. Play safe, cook safe and be aware.

Using our unique styles of play, we build, get wet, get messy and have loads of fun.

WET PLAY

We discover how awesome water is to play with and how useful it is in all aspects of play.

MESSY PLAY

We have fun creating all sorts of mess in our backyard – mud between toes, clay on faces, chalk on fences…the list goes on.

SENSORY PLAY

We explore the texture and sensations of nature through exploring our backyard, the jungle and the beach.

CONSTRUCTION PLAY

We create amazing structures to play with and in, inspiring kids to create their own fun and games with everyday objects at home.

What are you waiting for?