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5 minutes with Ros Baumann – Principal St. Benedict’s Catholic School
5 minutes with Ros Baumann – Principal St. Benedict’s Catholic School15.05.2023

A school committed to high-quality education and flexible learning spaces, St Benedict’s Catholic School sought to create a playground that challenged students’ bodies and minds and provided a space for risky play in a safe environment. We sat down with Acting Principal Ros Baumann to find out all about their new school playground.

catholic school, Education, Play, playground, playground equipment, risky play, school playground, school playground equipment
Risk it for the biscuit – why risky play is important and five playspaces that incorporate it well.
Risk it for the biscuit – why risky play is important and five playspaces that incorporate it well.15.05.2023

Learning to take risks and participating in risky play is a critical part of childhood, despite attempts by parents to quash these desires. Risky play has significant developmental benefits and “provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries, and learning about risk” (Ball, 2002; Little & Wyver, 2008). Learning how to respond to challenges and hazards builds confidence, emotional intelligence, and physical capabilities.

Children's development, Company News, Education, playground, Playground Design, risky play, risky playgrounds, school playground, school playground equipment
Building the ABCs of physical literacy in school playgrounds.
Building the ABCs of physical literacy in school playgrounds.15.05.2023

Schools play an important role in developing children’s physical literacy through sports, physical education, and their outdoor spaces. A playground is the perfect space for children to develop physical literacy as they participate in self-motivated movement through play.

Children's development, Company News, Education, physical literacy, Playgrounds, school, school playground
School Playground Upgrades and Funding
School Playground Upgrades and Funding15.05.2023

The Queensland Government has recently announced an investment in school infrastructure. The exciting $10 million School Playground Upgrade Program will fund playground improvements in disadvantaged schools across Queensland. This is great news for schools due to the important role that play has in child development. Physical activity boosts a child’s concentration ability and improves attitudes towards learning and having adequate playground facilities is essential to ensure that children get active during lunch breaks. If your current play facilities are no longer getting used or are outdated, this is a great opportunity to create a play space that inspires and invigorates.

Company News, Education, grace grace, school playground, school playground equipment, school playground funding, school upgrade
Keeping kids active at home | DIY Outdoor Obstacle Course
Keeping kids active at home | DIY Outdoor Obstacle Course15.05.2023

Race over, under, in-between and around obstacles in your own backyard. This play activity will not only get the heart rate up, it can be done as a team or individually and is guaranteed to be filled with giggles (when you catch your breath).

Children's development, Education, Inspiration
Designing a playground? Consult the experts.
Designing a playground? Consult the experts.15.05.2023

For a playground to become a successful social hub that buzzes with activity and to be a space the community benefits from socially and economically, it needs to be designed by expert play consultants. There are two major factors that underpin a well-designed playground: play equipment that is user-tested and backed by years of research and development combined with functional design principles.

Company News, Education, Industry
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