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A MOUNTAIN IN THE SCHOOLYARD - PROJECT FRODE SVANE

Schoolyard project in Manglerud primary school - Oslo. Stretching the boundaries for conventional security rules. Shall not students be able to move on stones, like they do in our natural areas and local forests? And these are all boulders, shaped round and without sharp edges, 360 boulders. SOME OF MY FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUMS SORTED INTO CATHEGORIES: https://www.facebook.com/notes/svane-frode/my-facebook-photo-albums-sorted-into-cathegories-frode-svane-norway/635831166429230
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YES, my friends! It is possible to build a MOUNTAIN in a schoolyard, - out of 360 huge boulders, fetched from a moraine. Project year 2000 - Frode Svane. Only one accident since year 2000. - one broken leg, - just on the place we had to build some "security" elements: the roofs of the shelters! Without the mountain there would have been much more accidents in this schoolyard!! And now the students come exhausted and physically relaxed after every pause in the schoolyard - ready for…

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The mountain as a gathering place for special arrangements.

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Small spaces and seating stones used during winter times.

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Climbing possibiiries for all ages! The kindergartens around the school are often visiting the schoolground, letting the small kids climbing up on the stones.

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Climbing in the well.

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Climbing in the well.

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Roof over the well.

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Details from the well.

The geology professor Johan Naterstad teaching the schools teachers about the geology of the stones in the mountain.

Tunnels in angles to each other, so that one cannot watch straight through the mountain.