Your School Environment

Your school grounds can be more than a car park, somewhere to kick a ball, a place to sit down or a place for litter to accumulate. They can be used to:

Grow vegetables, herbs and flower gardens

Plant trees

Provide shelter

Play outdoor games

On a sheet of squared paper, draw a large plan of your school grounds.
Mark on your plan:

The layout of your school building

The car parking area

The playing fields

The playground

Which areas of the school grounds are shaded and which get a lot of natural sunlight?

Are there any trees that need thinning to let light into shaded classrooms?

Are there any places where trees can be allowed to grow without threat of shading rooms?

How will the amount of sunlight affect your decisions on how to improve the school grounds (eg where there should be seating and areas to run about)?

Discuss with your classmates and the teacher how you could improve your school grounds.

Remember to consider issues such as:


Natural light


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