The first school I went to was a small Catholic Francophone school in Kingston, Ontario. It was downtown so granted there was little space to work with, but our entire schoolyard consisted of asphalt. There was not a single tree or shrub on the lot. It certainly meant for lots of imaginative play since we had no climbing equipment either. We were left completely up to our own devices. I hope things have changed there today but, sadly, there are many schools that have barren yards with little stimulation for children.
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