Card set "Schoolyard Habitat“
The card set "Schoolyard Habitat“ provides many suggestions, tips, examples and arguments for good schoolyards.
A young person spends on average roughly 20,000 hours at school, a large part of them in the schoolyard. So it’s definitely worth the effort to transform bleak yards into vital habitats that are not only ideal sites for education on ecology, but are also sustainable, inclusive and prepared for climate change.
The educational advice centre "Grün macht Schule" has 35 years of experience in redesigning schoolyards. This card set is designed to give an overview of the most important criteria for an attractive and popular schoolyard.
The complete issue of "Schoolyard Habitat " is available in English here for viewing as a PDF file. >> download.
Swinging and jumping I A good schoolyard encourages exercise
Nature instead of concrete I A good schoolyard is green and sustainable
Discover and create I A good schoolyard encourages creative play
Fresh air is good for you! I A good schoolyard promotes health
The wonder of growing I Every good schoolyard needs a school garden
No risk is itself a risk I A good schoolyard is as safe as it needs to be, not as safe as possible
Design, plan, build I A good schoolyard encourages participation
No place for aggression I In a good schoolyard, the pupils take on responsibility
With brush and hammer I A good schoolyard provides space for artistic creation
Places to chill out I A good schoolyard offers both quiet corners and room for sociability
Ready for climate change I A good schoolyard helps protect the climate
Sport for everyone! I A good schoolyard provides for all types of sport, not only physical education
We have a plan! I A good schoolyard is created with the active participation of the pupils
Form follows function I A good schoolyard needs differentiated spaces
Diverse and barrier-free I A good schoolyard is attractive for children with or without disabilities
Planting recommendations I A good schoolyard is biologically diverse
Quality standards in practice I A good schoolyard is multifunctional
Quality standards in equipment I A good schoolyard has a lot to offer
The Ecological, child-friendly design of schoolyards and kindergarten
The brochure "The Ecological, child-friendly design of schoolyards and kindergarten" by "Grün macht Schule" was published in 2014 and provides many suggestions and tips for near-natural schoolyards.
The near-natural schoolyard serves as a classroom, experience area and kitchen garden (e.g. for herbs, leaves). It is an important part of holistic education and contributes significantly to the green cityscape. "Grün macht Schule" advises how to make a big difference with just a few resources. We give recommendations for imaginative, child-friendly schoolyard and children's garden design .
In addition, we highlight what other schools and daycare centers have accomplished with much joy, commitment and pride.
We hope to encourage everyone involved to simply get started.
Our concern // Learning from others // Participation // Projects matter // School garden // Ecology, biodiversity, experiencing nature // Art // Swings, slides, pigsties // Meeting, cuddling, chilling, lounging // Schoolyard greening // Earth, water, air and fire // Atmosphere & identification //Imprint