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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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Research Backs the Benefits of Learning Outdoors

Outdoor education has come a long way since the annual wilderness camp. School campus designs are more readily making use of indoor/outdoor space, small group work and individual study time in open spaces. Without the confinement of four walls, an outdoor classroom...

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Roaming and Wilderness Play in School

The idea of roaming is foreign to a new generation of children. To be able to wander, investigate, to follow ones instincts are all skills that helped older generations of Australians to develop essential skills. School grounds can accommodate this natural instinct to...

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New Research Indicates Sandpits as Important as Ever

Sandpits can be frustrating to manage, with sand traveling around the playground, into the classroom and through clothes. Sandpit covers are needed to prevent animals entering overnight. The benefits, however, of sandpits far outweigh the challenges with new research...

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Outdoor Learning and Play Throughout the School Day

Outdoor learning is becoming an increasingly popular mode of education as educators make use of the benefits of fresh air and nature to calm the minds of students, ready for learning.  During class time the outdoors can be utilised for individual, small group work...

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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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