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The Magic of Trees

Concentrating for hours at a time in the classroom is a challenge. The built environment and the noise of sounds reverberating off classroom walls can diminish a students ability to remain immersed in learning. Outdoor classrooms offer a context for learning where the...

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Sensory Play Good for All Students

A sensory garden and play spaces are becoming a necessary and worthwhile addition to schools. Students who may need a break from the classroom in order to regain a sense of calm and focus can utilise a sensory space within the school grounds. Sensory spaces can take...

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Variety of Movement

A good playground design fosters the full range of movement as well as opportunities for rest and reflection. At a first glance a playground may have the predictable elements, a slide, monkey bars, swings and climbing for upper body development. However a playground...

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Eye Catching Playgrounds

As schools commence the new year last minute offers and changes to enrolments can provide a last minute boost to the total number of students. School tours with children in toe include a look at the school’s playgrounds. Playgrounds can be stunning features that offer...

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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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