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| Opening a school to the public means that schools serve as a stronghold for the community by opening up resources and educational functions. The report of the Central Council for Education in July 1996 says gschools need to work on various activities as a stronghold of the community, for instance, by opening school facilities to local children and adults and by actively providing learning opportunities.h Meanwhile, the report of the Council for Life Long Learning in April 1996 says it is necessary for a school to contribute to the community to which it belongs. This means further extension of school facilities and facilitating contributions by educational personnel to the communities.
Schools now open playgrounds and gyms for local gymnastic activities after school or on holiday. Recently, open schools have been promoted by making available vacant classrooms, reorganizing school facilities and utilization of school premises for public lectures.
(Complex facilities --> Z 57 - 58)