Berlin probably has the most amazing school playgrounds anywhere, driven by a strong belief in the importance of good external environments for children’s wellbeing and learning. You can get a feel for these amazing spaces by looking at the case studies and images from Grounds for Learning.
Following a successful study tour to Berlin last June, Grounds for Learning is hoping to run another tour in June 2013, provisionally from 12th - 15th June.
20 participants from the June 2012 tour have taken forward practical initiatives across Scotland to improve school and early years outdoor spaces following the visit.
"I had a fantastic trip and was really grateful for the opportunity to see the fantastic work going on in Berlin. I have lots of ideas and I am really excited about taking these forward and hopefully starting to influence real change in our school and nursery grounds." Local Authority Officer
There is a CSGN case study on Natural Play with Grounds for Learning available for those interested in this subject.