Landscape architects and local public school join forces

Released 30/07/2015

Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today congratulated Torrens Primary School on their partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and landscape architecture students from the University of Canberra to redevelop their school courtyard.

A new playground is proposed to revitalise the courtyard area and provide an exciting and functional outdoor space for the school.

“I am pleased to see local organisations engaging with our ACT public schools and forming partnerships for the benefit of the school and the local community,” Ms Burch said.

“I support partnerships where businesses and communities can work together for a better outcome in our schools, which are the central hub and the life of any local community.

“Schools are more than just classrooms.  They are, and must be, so much more than that. They must be welcoming and stimulating environments, and every aspect of a school’s design and planning represents an opportunity to provide unique and fun learning opportunities.”

The partnership project aims to engage with local communities around the country to develop well-designed, healthy and environmentally beneficial public open spaces. 

“What an exciting time to see what plans will be put in place for this new outdoor area. I am sure it will be well utilised by the students at Torrens Primary School.

“Our kids should be engaged and challenged by their environments from the classroom to the playground.

“I am looking forward to seeing first-hand the completed new playground and the difference it will make for the students in this school,” Ms Burch concluded.

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