Primary school the Ark in Vlaardingen

Creating a schoolyard is a lot of fun! That’s what we wanted to do at primary school De Ark in Vlaardingen. Schoolyards are often only paved and with a bit of luck, a playground will be added. Of course, this can be done much better, and we would like to show you how we did it!

We hebben ervoor gekozen een plaats te creëren waar kinderen kunnen ontdekken, klauteren en kruipen. Daarnaast zijn er kruidenplantjes en fruitboompjes te vinden op dit schoolplein. Erg leuk én leerzaam voor de kinderen om daar mee bezig te zijn. Ook is ervoor gekozen om heesters te plaatsen die vlinders aantrekken. Op deze manier gaat het ‘schoolplein’ echt leven. Verderop in de tuin is een zandbak te vinden die van alle gemakken is voorzien en ook is er een klein waterornamentje geplaatst op het plein. 

We have chosen a place where children can discover, clamber and crawl. In addition, there are herbal plants and fruit trees in this schoolyard. Very fun and educational for the children to be involved with. We have also chosen to place shrubs that attract butterflies. This is how the ‘schoolyard’ really starts to live. Further on in the garden is a sandpit with all amenities and a small water ornament placed on the square.
We think this is the best way to make a schoolyard stand out. Children don’t have to be bored for a moment and there is plenty of nature to be found during the break. We don’t really think this is a schoolyard, but a school garden!