Release date: 06 September 2019
Twice as many schools are expected to open their grounds to the public in the upcoming spring school holidays, compared with the recent winter holiday, as the Share Our Space program gains momentum.
The NSW Department of Education is collaborating with schools across NSW to open 300 school playgrounds, basketball courts, running tracks, ovals and gardens during the upcoming spring holidays. Of these, around 60 schools are first time participants in Share Our Space.
As the weather begins to heat up, schools in high heat risk areas are being targeted to participate. The intention is to give families access to outdoor green space and naturally shaded play areas.
For spring this will include around 100 Sydney schools including Marrickville West Public School and Marrickville High School, Sydney Girls and Boys High, Seven Hills High School, Miller High School and Ruse Public School.
Regional and rural schools are also a focus for Share Our Space and around 200 schools in these areas will participate. Some of those already confirmed include Eureka Public School, Mullaley Public School, Wyalong Public School, Yeoval Central School and Millthorpe Public School.
Take a look at the Share Our Space program page for more information.