Two pillars of Montessori Education are collaboration and experiential learning. Discovering how to work effectively with others lays the groundwork for social, scholastic and business success, while experiential learning anchors learning within a meaningful, easily understood context. A recent example of this was the Primary Level Charity Fun Fair held on March 18, 2015.
The primary level classrooms combined their efforts to host a day of fun, food and fund raising where students could enjoy playing a game or purchase a craft or desert for charity. The children were responsible for all aspects of the event and tasks were divided up between the classes. Through the production of crafts and food, marketing of the fair and selling of goods, students were able to practice their organizational, entrepreneurial and math skills while simultaneously strengthening their school community. All proceeds generated were applied to a charity that was chosen by each class as well as one practical classroom item per class.