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Sun Safe Play at School

As schools prepare to start a new year the height of summer will bring with it the challenge of sun safe play for students. Open running space and shade sails are the main spaces students will run around, unaware of the risk of overheating. There are several ways in...

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Outdoor Education in an Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor classrooms provide a space within nature in which educators can utilize pedagogical methodology for connecting with nature. Research in experiential education indicates that story telling in a nature based, outdoor classroom setting can foster a connection...

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Interesting Twists and Turns

Creative climbing structures are not only good for upper body development but brain development as well. Creative playground design allows students to face a new challenge one which is not only interesting but beneficial. A bespoke playground can be a stunning feature...

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Out of This World Playground

For years playgrounds were a predictable steel and plastic combination of equipment that could be seen from one location to the next. Children on the other hand crave imagination and adventure, to discover something new as they learn and grow. Playground design can be...

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Upper Body Development in Break Time

Students increasingly lead a sedentary life, with increased screen time and less unstructured time for active play. Educators are noticing the lack of upper body development in students as a result. Time in the school playground can sometimes be the only opportunity...

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Taking Risks

The pendulum has swung a long way since the days when children roamed between after school and sunset, home in time for dinner. Play time is now a primarily a supervised activity in a controlled environment, within a playground, park or back yard. Schools are wanting...

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Children Choosing Schools

Increasingly children have a say in which new school is appealing and it’s not hard to understand why. The transition to a new school is made easier for all concerned when the child is keen to attend. When the families go on a walk around the school grounds, children...

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New Playground Standards for Australia

The playground safety standards in Australia changed this year, prompting a review of existing playgrounds and compliance of new design and construction projects.  The playground standards, though not compulsory, are the set of industry guidelines that are used to...

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Inspired Imaginations in the Playground

Through play children imagine a wonderful life for themselves. It is through play that a child can become immersed in imagination providing a much-needed break from a structured day. Schools are moving away from steel and plastic playgrounds in favour of nature play...

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Therapeutic Benefits of Nature Play

When a child is free to roam, explore and forage in a natural setting many therapeutic benefits come into play. A child will naturally explore and imagine and the body is used in a wide range of movement wherever the mind is leading. Given the opportunity, children...

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Harnessing Teenage Energy in a Senior School Parkour Course

Senior students need to move. Sports may be a component of the curriculum however break time is a great time to expend energy and extend ability. Playgrounds for senior students require equipment needs to be designed to be put to the test. Senior students will gather...

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TOP 5 BENEFITS OF NATURE PLAY A study by Nevin Harper in Child and Youth Services research publication has found that Nature Play has therapeutic benefits to childhood development.  The top five benefits include: Health benefits such as improved recovery from mental...

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