School playgrounds in the Cronulla electorate will be available for the local community to use during the school holidays under an expansion of the successful Share Our Space Program.

Four Cronulla schools will now be open for the community to enjoy during the winter school holidays. Caringbah Public School, Kurnell Public School and Woolooware Public School will participate in the program along with Cronulla South Public School, which first threw open its gates during the April school holidays.

School playgrounds are valuable assets and by making them accessible outside of the school term they can provide a broader benefit to the whole community, including opportunities for sport on school ovals.

Allowing access to school grounds and sports facilities is also a great way to encourage children to keep active during the holidays.

The Share Our Space Program is part of the NSW Government’s recently announced $290 million Open Spaces and Green Sydney package.

Participating schools will receive a $5000 grant they can use to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use.

The schools will be open during the upcoming school holidays from 9 to 20 July, between 8am to 5pm.