The courtyard at Westbrook School was rundown, overgrown and seldom used. We worked with stuents and staff to design a courtyard that would educate the students about Alberta. We designed a courtyard that abstractly represents animals through their tracks, as well as fish landforms and crops. Patterns in the concrete can represent fire, or leaves, while other patterns could be trees or antlers. We converted the old existing non-working fountain in to an abstract mountain source for a representational stream that flows through the courtyard. We incorporated foothills, prairie grains and even northern lights. By being abstract, the students could develop stories, find elements and use their imagination as well.