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Sensory Play is Good for all Students

Break time is a valuable opportunity for students to move and relax. Children are adept at naturally doing what they need to do to unwind and re-energise, engaging in gross motor movement, large-scale physical activity, open ended imaginative play and sensory play,...

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Physically Challenging Playgrounds for Senior School

 Senior school students seek physical challenges as much as primary school students and providing something physically challenging to students remains important through all school years. Scheduled sport may provide a small component however break time can be the...

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Playgrounds as an Antidote to Screen Time

Educators are noticing that upper body development is lagging behind in physical development of students, due largely in part to a lack of time outdoors and physical challenge. Screen time and close supervision by parents indoors has taken the place of outdoor play...

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Jumping Pillow Will Increase Enrolments

Playgrounds can be a stunning feature in a school that attract families and engage students. Jumping pillows can be a major attraction, capturing attention upon arrival at the school. At break time the pillow accommodates a large number of students, providing a...

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What playground items are fashionable currently?

Playgrounds are often the first thing that catches your attention as you enter the school grounds or a feature you can see as you drive by. For a long time playgrounds were primarily steel and plastic, similar to those found in a council park. Trends in pedagogy are...

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What Constitutes a Well-Designed Playground?

A good playground goes far beyond the need for adequate shade and physical activity. Good playground design can provide a host of benefits to your school. Firstly recently updated Australian Playground Safety Standards mean that an existing playground, or even a new...

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Best Location for a New Playground

With the growing popularity of nature play playgrounds schools are rethinking the best location for the new playground. Shade sales and soft fall rubber surfaces are giving way to the cooler shade of mature trees and the natural ground cover of mulch. The steel and...

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A playground like no other school.

Attracting new families to schools involves making every aspect of the school shine, including the education, pastoral care, reputation and the amenities in the school campus. The school playground is often the first thing that families see when they enter a school...

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How to get 13 years’ worth of enrolments.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This truism applies to the first time a new family attends your school campus for a tour. The first stop of a school tour is usually the prep playground as the family enters the grounds to prep. That first...

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Teachers Concerned About Screen Time

Teachers are looking for solutions to counter the effects of too much screen time and the impacts to the physical and social development of students. Research indicates that the average screen time for children can be up to 7 hours per day, with negative correlations...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor learning is a growing format that has been found to have educational benefits to students, according to research. Benefits include reduced requirements for teacher redirection and students being able to better remain on task in a natural (outdoor) classroom...

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