Middle School Courtyard at Flintville School (Flintville School)
Fresh air, green grass and maybe a little sun? Getting outside a bit is huge for all of us. Remember how excited you were when your teacher decided to have class outside? Smiles everywhere. Kids (and aduts for that matter) jsut need a change of pace sometimes.
Well, we here at Flintville had an idea - create a courtyard where our students and teachers could have break, alternate classes, and get get some independent reading time (weather permitting of course). We currently have a 10 minute break built in to our schedule and the kids stay in our hallways. It is very crowded during this time - just imagine what having middle schoolers in the hall at the same time is like! If some of our students could have the opportunity to go to a courtyard, get a little sun, look at the blue sky, sit down in the green grass, hear the birds chirping (you get the picture), it would help get them refocused for learning, give them a ice pause in the day and actaully make school a bit more fun. Plus, our middle school students have very limited time/access to the outdoors and our playground equipment (the only time they can visit any type of playground equipment is during PE). This would also give us a great spot to hold many of our outdoor activities/events.
Flintville is already an awesome place to be and our kids love it. A courtyard would make it even better! Thanks for your support.