Around Australia, organisations are recognising that good natural light, fresh air and views of the outdoors can boost the satisfaction, health and productivity of employees – and they are recording productivity gains of up to 15 per cent as a result.

So, my question is this: if we understand that light and fresh air improves performance, why do we expect many of our children to learn in school environments that are too cold in winter, too hot in summer, badly lit and poorly ventilated? We simply cannot afford to risk the…