As an inner-city school in Fremantle’s historic West End, Lance Holt benefits from, and actively contributes to, the surrounding community and natural environment.
Only a ten minute walk away from Bathers Beach and Kidogo Arthouse, the kids have virtually unlimited access to hands-on activities – ranging from litter collection and analysis, through to playing on the sculptural playgrounds and engaging with Culture and The Arts by regularly visiting the local gallery.
We also make great use of the Esplanade Park for lunchtime play, sport and recreation – enjoying its lush green lawns and shady trees, which soon become a makeshift oval and goal posts.
Being centrally located, Fremantle Library is also just a short walk away, and it’s common to see a troupe of kids making their way there to browse and borrow books and meet with the children’s librarian.
At lunch time our older students are able to visit designated local food shops to buy their lunch, exercising their personal responsibility and actively increasing the connection between the school and the local community.
For over 15 years, we’ve had strong ties with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Our involvement has ranged from asking the children to conduct audience surveys, to having them review performances and offer feedback before opening night. Other noteworthy partnerships that Lance Holt is actively involved in are the Fremantle Festival, the Fremantle Heritage Festival and the Children’s Fiesta. Our schools participation and promotion of these events adds to the story, colour and life of the city of Fremantle.
These are just some of the many ways in which we enrich, and are enriched, by our connectedness to the vibrant local Fremantle community.