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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
Why choose our playground products?
Why choose our playground products?15.05.2023

Our playground products are some of the best in the world, inspiring children of all ages and abilities to play. Every playground product in our extensive range of 3,500 plus products has been enhanced with features that are backed by over 50 years of research and testing, so that every feature and every finish empowers development.

Children's development, Education
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, KOMPAN, 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
3 School Playgrounds Packed with Play
3 School Playgrounds Packed with Play15.05.2023

A well-designed school playground challenges students to push boundaries; climb higher, swing harder and play longer, in the safest environment possible. Children lead for too sedentary loves. It has been widely documented, that physical activity positively influences children’s health and well-being, their social relations and their learning. The more they move, the more they thrive and learn.

Children's development, Company News, Education
5 tips for planning a fitness park post COVID-19
5 tips for planning a fitness park post COVID-1915.05.2023

For many Australians, COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we live, work and play. Increased time spent indoors has created a newfound appreciation for our public green spaces. Our green spaces not only pay homage to family picnics, the humble sausage sizzle and first birthday parties, they are essential for our physical and mental health.

Education, Industry, Inspiration
Inclusive Playground Design | New KOMPAN white paper
Inclusive Playground Design | New KOMPAN white paper15.05.2023

The new white paper from the KOMPAN Play Institute aims to help planners create truly useable, inclusive playgrounds that are thrilling for all. The paper combines research and case studies from around the world and shares insights, new research and recommendations for designing inclusive playgrounds that focus on thrill, useability and play relevance.

Company News, Education
Play Value Increases with Sensory Play Features
Play Value Increases with Sensory Play Features15.05.2023

Use it or lose it! That is the rule of brain development in early childhood. As children explore, and learn through play, they are strengthening their brain’s connections. When a child turns 3 years, they have around 1000 trillion brain connections (synapses) which in later development are selectively pruned (Australian Early Development Consensus, 2006).

Children's development, Company News, Education
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
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