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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia as an approach to children’s play and learning is popping up around schools in Queensland as teachers identify the benefits of nature-based, self-directed play and learning.  Reggio Emilia, originated in Italy by its founder Loris Malaguzzi after World...

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How To Design A Practical Playground

How much thought and planning go in to today's playgrounds? The answer in my opinion - Not that much. It seems that anyone can give it ago but there is much more than meets the eye to delivering an outstanding functioning playground. I have spent countless hours...

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Artificial Grass Power Brooming

Out of the hundreds of schools and daycare centres I have visited over the last 10 years , there is one thing in common. All of them have artificial grass some where within the grounds. The investment to introduce an area to artificial grass can be quite expensive...

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Harry Pearson Playgrounds

If you have visited a Gold Coast or Brisbane playground in the last twenty years, chances are one is the work of Harry Pearson. Commencing his playground career at Man o War Playgrounds, where he learnt his craft, Harry Pearson was a pioneer in Queensland designer...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Classrooms

Educators in Queensland schools are seeking to make the most of the beautiful climate and nature of the Gold Coast and Brisbane to take learning outdoors.    Outdoor classrooms are an opportunity to immerse students in the therapeutic environment that nature...

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Adventure Playgrounds

The difference between playground equipment and an adventure playground can be huge. Private schools in Queensland often have the space and interest in developing a playground that is much more than pieces of equipment.  An adventure playground is designed to...

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Nature Play vs Plastic Play

Nature playgrounds combine physical adventure with the beauty of the bush. The lush landscape and warm climate of the Gold Coast and Brisbane is the perfect environment for children’s playgrounds. Many school playgrounds are limited however o unimaginative plastic...

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