The playground is 16 acres of glorious bushland rich in possibilities to learn, create, build, imagine, explore and discover:
and fallen logs to climb:
There are cubby houses scattered through the trees, both natural:
and man made:
There is an abundance of creative garden spaces:
a chook shed:
and a veggie patch:
There are dirt patches to dig in:
and a sandpit with a handy tap in the middle of it:
Adventure playground equipment that blends in with the trees:
There are places to get together:
and many suprises dotted throughout the trees:
The Hurstbridge Learning Co-Op is a very interesting primary school: it has a flexible curriculum that acknowledges play and social interaction as fundamental to the learning process and children make free choices about what they learn and when.
With no hard and fast structure to the day, the children can choose to play outdoors all day if that is where their interests take them. What a magical space to grow and learn!