Take a stroll through our new outdoor learning environment...

BUILDING BOND LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL’S NATURAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
- Elizabeth Lawrence

Bond Lake Public School, YRDSB

Students in all grades will have the opportunity to explore, learn, and be creative in this natural outdoor learning environment.

Our first steps toward forming roots and building a strong foundation are beginning to flourish and grow.
Since January we have been working with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds to design an area that will enrich the learning and playing of our students. Bienenstock is at the forefront of design and safety in designing learning and playing environments. You can view their work and our design on their website (www.naturalplaygrounds.ca/).

A SEED IS PLANTED

HELPING TO BUILD THE BOND LAKE NATURAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
We hope to make this a community focus and we encourage you to find a way to be involved in this exciting and innovative project.
The natural learning environment will include:
•A variety of surfaces (sod, dural lawn, mulch, sand, etc.) •A variety of native trees, shrubs and plants •Gardens for planting •An outdoor classroom •Music and art areas •An obstacle course •A sand area •A sideways tree •A cedar boardwalk

How you can help:
•Support our fund raising-the plant sale will take place in May! •Donate your time for planting and other important activities •Donate money directly to the school for the project •Ask for local businesses to donate and deliver trees, shrubs, a large tree that’s fallen

PLEASE GET INVOLVED!
Contact the school office with any questions you may have, or how you might be able to support us with this important project.

“Traditional playgrounds decide for kids in advance how they will play: Swings are for swinging; slides are for sliding. But in a natural playground, it is not immediately clear how their elements should be incorporated, so it is up to kids to use their imaginations.” -Scott Blair, Canadian Playground Safety Institute

HELP OUR STUDENTS USE THEIR IMAGINATIONS AND LEARN SURROUNDED BY ALL OF NATURE’S WONDERMENTS
Bond Lake Public School, York Region District School Board

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