School grounds have potential as a rich resource for formal learning; they are outdoor classrooms that can be extended and explored by children outside classroom time. School grounds provide access to real-life natural experiences (for example, conceptual exploration of living and non-living things, interdependence, biodiversity, life-cycling, recycling and food webs)-the possibilities are endless. As well as these obvious connections with the 'natural' world, a diverse and well-designed play environment provides an opportunity to develop important lessons on cooperation, ownership, belonging, respect and responsibility.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|