Report reveals sustainable schools’ impressive statistics

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A new report released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) shares how high-performance green schools can deliver high-performance students.

A new report released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) entitled, The Future of Australian Education: Sustainable places for learning, shares how high-performance green schools can deliver high-performance students. It brings together current international research into green schools, which demonstrates that:

  • good lighting and ventilation can deliver a 41.5 percent improvement in health of students and teachers, and a 25 percent improvement on test scores
  • students with access to good daylight in their classrooms progress 20 percent faster in maths and 26 percent faster in reading, and
  • the classroom environment can affect a child’s academic progress by as much as 25 percent.

“Just as investment in quality teaching and quality resources is essential, so too is investment in quality learning environments,” Robin Mellon, GBCA’s chief operating officer, states.
The full report can be downloaded from the GBCA’s website.

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