Outdoor Play and Learning Play is essential for the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of the child.
Play stimulates imagination and curiosity and supports academic achievement. Through play, students can explore their interests and most importantly have fun.
At ASW, we believe all students should have the opportunity to experience daily unstructured outdoor play and our OPAL playground supports this play in all weather conditions.
Additionally, our outdoor learning spaces offer a variety of materials to support the different play types, including natural materials and pathways, loose parts, structures to support physical and sensory needs, open spaces for ball play, and a messy kitchen.
Outdoor play and learning evolves throughout the year with our students' individual needs and interests leading to the design of the type of play adults support and encourage.