Sara Murray

Sara Murray's grant was used to purchase physics and design building blocks and outdoor classroom equipment to enhance the STEAM programming Grade 1. She wrote in her proposal, "I attended a screening of the movie “The Land” at the Boston Children’s Museum.

This movie is a documentary about an adventure playground in Wales and explores the nature and benefits of risky play. The movie was followed by a panel discussion, and I was intrigued by this focus on child-directed exploration and providing opportunities for outdoor learning and play in nature. I have done extensive research about how and why opportunities for outdoor learning and play are so important for children and their development. I want to incorporate what I have learned into the first-grade program at Brimmer and May by designing a dedicated outdoor component to our first-grade STEAM program. 
Click here to read her full proposal.