Creating a Hub in the Centre of the School

Open spaces within the school campus can be so much more than designated spaces for pathways, playgrounds or lunch seating. The central spaces between building can be a thriving hub for the school community. A playground can be the central feature in a multipurpose...

Grand Designs

Playgrounds in the past followed a set formula of steel and plastic with a slide and rubber soft fall. This offered little variety for children hungry to try a new challenge and adventure. Now playgrounds have ventured into new designs such as nature play, loose parts...

Indigenous Perspectives

Recognition of local indigenous people and culture is an important element of playground design. Yarning circles, recognition of local species and artwork of the local natural environment all work together to create a sense of local identity for students. An...

Open-Ended, Imaginative Play 

During the structure of a busy school day educators look for opportunities for open-ended, imaginative play. This time gives students space to be creative, explore and put into practice the learnings of the day. It also provides time for rest and exercise.  A well...

The Therapeutic Benefits of Nature Play  Nature play is recognised for its therapeutic benefits. The contrast of stepping out of the built environment of the  classroom to the open-ended, green, leafy space of nature provides students with the opportunity to relax.  ...