Greening Schoolyards

Canadian researchers found that green school grounds enhanced learning, compared with conventional turf and asphalt school grounds; that the more varied green play spaces suited a wider array of students and promoted social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability; and they were safer.
– Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods, p.

Concrete Schools

When I first started writing Playing With Sticks, I had hopes that it would inspire or encourage teachers to find feasible ways of taking their students outside.