Public School playgrounds across the Northern Tablelands will be open to the public this school holidays to ensure relaxing students have a chance to get out and play safely in the fresh air.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said he hoped local families would take up this opportunity to use school playgrounds, knowing they are safe, clean and well maintained.
"Many of our schools have beautiful open spaces and well-designed play equipment to suit kids of all ages and abilities," Mr Marshall said.
"This is a wonderful initiative which encourages children to get outside, be active and share these facilities with the surrounding community," he said.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the $30 million Share Our Space Program was launched in April last year following a successful pilot trial. The number of participating schools has continued to grow, with nearly 200 schools joining for these holidays alone.
"After our pilot program, we heard feedback that opening up playgrounds for school holidays really did encourage families to play together in the outdoors," Ms Mitchell added.
"Our vision is for more and more schools to participate in the Share Our Space initiative. We're also working to ensure we can accommodate this in harmony with other shared use initiatives like out-of-hours care, and local sporting facilities."