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 now leaning more towards the benefits of nature play and playgrounds that contain natural materials such as boulders, logs and natural materials for construction. Teachers are also asking for equipment that provides much needed upper body development, due to a rise in screen time and a lack of strengthening activities in life outside of school.
The playgrounds that now draw appeal invite open-ended, imaginative play such as water play in dry riverbeds, naturally landscaped and shaded sand pits and loose parts play inspired by Reggio Emilia educational methods. Balance beams, jumping logs, climbing frames, adventure playgrounds, flying foxes and parkour can all be designed and built from natural materials that is both beneficial for sensory play and aesthetically beautiful.
Finally schools are looking for a playground to be a standout feature that attracts enrolments to the school and a talking point for the community, offering a point of differentiation and to showcase the school.
Everything Outside design and construct stunning, showcase playgrounds, parkour and outdoor classrooms in Queensland. With 80 school projects on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and regional Queensland, our team offer a one-stop-shop project delivery. For an onsite meeting at your school please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5607 0587.