Children who get to play outdoors get to learn in an environment which allows for curiosity, creativity, collaboration, inventiveness, imagination and problem solving to be highlighted. While a pile of mulch may simply look like a pile of mulch to a passer-by, to a child inside Brightwaters it becomes a sluice, a speedway track, a work place where payments are made in “mulch money” or even a place where all things may grow.

While the school is a busy place, the availability of nature play allows each student a place to relax and gather their thoughts, or engage again with other likeminded students. Connecting with student driven learning gives each child opportunity for memories which last a lifetime.